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St. Mary's Gets A New President 

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™ Churchman 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

January, 1970 

A Reader Writes 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Thank you for printing my letter in the December issue. Unfortunately in writ- 
ing how to make out checks I neglected the address of the society. I hope you 
can print it in next issue as follows : 

The Rev. Canon Rene' Bozarth, Rector 

The Society of St. Paul 

Sandy, Oregon 97055 

I am hoping that some people will send checks in care of the magazine and 
you can forward them. For your information I am enclosing a leaflet telling more 
about the society. They are out of the lovely flower cards temporarily, but print 
many other lovely cards and by next Christmas they hope to obtain more. 

Mrs. Helen K. Zunes 

Windsor Circle 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Would it be possible to send me a copy of your November issue which dis- 
cussed the Malcolm X University grant? I understand there was some excellent 
information in this edition and it would be quite helpful to us of the Mutual Re- 
sponsibility Commission in the Diocese of East Carolina. 

William S. Page 
P. O. Box 871 
Kinston, N. C. 28501 

Editor, The Churchman: 

I and my family are communicants of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Syracuse, 

My daughter is a student in the Graduate School at Duke. While here for 
Thanksgiving, I chanced upon a copy of your November issue. 

I am enclosing $2.00. I would appreciate your sending to me as many copies 
of this issue as $2.00 will buy. 

William Margeson 
113 Archer Road 
Syracuse, N. Y. 13207 

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What Others Are Saying 

(From "The Episcopalian") 

As one of 2,260,950 communicants in the Episcopal Church here in the United 
States, you give on the average — for all purposes — about $2 a week — or $204 
per year ($208 average per husband and wife unit) . Of that, about 5 percent goes 
for national and world-wide purposes. Thus, out of a $2 per week gift, 10 cents 
is for the General Church Program. 

Therefore to cut or reallocate your support accurately without hurting programs 
you believe are worthy, multiply the figures below by the number of dollars in 
your present weekly pledge. 

Take Poverty and Race, for example: If you and your spouse pledge $10 per 
week to your parish church and you are convinced this item ought not to be part 
of your personal church budget, then deduct ten times three-tenths of one cent per 
week — or three cents. Your pledge should then be cut to $9.97 per week, or a de- 
duction of $1.56 per year from an annual pledge of $520. 

Here is the listing of all items in the current General Church Program. The 
total adds up to that nickel of each gift dollar. 

Overseas Mission 2.2<£ 

World Relief 1/1 0th of 14 

Poverty & Race 3/10ths of U 


The Churchman 

Those Back Home Can Help: 

Pagan Prison Described By Wiggins 

BY THE REV. W. E. PILCHER IHHH H 3 new developing industrial community 

Chairman, Diocesan Task Force < , _ outside of Nwanza on the southern 

On World Mission ||| shore of Lake Victoria. We are most 

"Converting the heathen!" — an ffi I grateful to you for your help so far. 

old-fashioned phrase to most Christians ! I I ■ ^e look forward, along with you, to 

in the western civilized world. Yet ■ 1 BP^HNmH ■ the com P ,etll)n ot th,s P ro ' cct - While 

this is still the primary job of the ■ i , we have not yet been allotted the land 

Church in Tanzania, East Africa. M * ■ on which to put up this church, we 

Tremendous numbers of people still J| A g h °P e th f by the time we do receive 

live in tribal, pagan societies in this ■■ $ 4 - * the land, the funds will be m hand with 

part of Africa, become famous because ** Mm f ■ which to complete the building, 

of its big game SH £jg ' I j^ . ' " Ma Y God's richest blessings be on 

"Literally millions of people here \M |V» I you as you, with us, live out the calling 
are still imprisoned and chained with- V 1 $ |H| ■^S ° f S°? S Peo ^ e ^ thlS W ° r ! d - 
in the pagan walls of fear, superstition, , 1 H | il | Blsho P and Mrs - Wl gg ins came to 
and ignorance," states the Rt. Rev. ' Wffl §k 1 * M " ^ W North Carolina on their way to a fur- 
Maxwell Wiggins, bishop of Victoria ' 3 WM l0Ugh m th f ir natlVe NeW Zealand - 
Nyanzia, Tanzania, a recent visitor to . H 11 While here the y vlslted several con S re - 
our Diocese. 'Add to this widespread ■ ffl ' | ' ftl § atl0ns ' met with students and facult y 
poverty and disease, and you have a L ■ 1 I 'I^A 1 at Atlantlc Christian Colle 8 e - S ot some 
tremendously fertile field for leading ■ . .. ; - f^J exposure to urban problems we have, 
these people to discover Jesus Christ ^^^^^^^^^^^ Because of late fhghts,due to weather 
and his saving, healing, and freeing VISITING BISHOP they missed a dinner with the Bishops 
love for all men," says Bishop Wig- ... 'Convert The Heathen!' and the Task Force on World Mission! 
gj ns At the recent Clergy Conference, 

"We happen to be where that part of your help in doing it. The support of clergy of tne Diocese had the oppor- 
the Church's mission which is primary the work already begun here we will tumt y to meet Blsho P Wiggins and en- 
evangelism is called for, that is, the undertake ourselves. But to reach out j°y a mutual learning experience with 
forward edge of the mission field. We to those who do not yet know Christ nim - 

are the ones to do this job, but because we need your help! It is this kind of Tne Task p orce on World Mission 

it is the responsibility of the whole help you people in North Carolina are 1S grateful to the persons, groups, and 

Church, we can conscientiously ask giving as you help us build a church in congregations who hosted Bishop and 

. Mrs. Wiggins during their visit. 

Work among: American Indians l/20th of 14 The church P r °j ect in ^ wan f ' one 

Work among refugees, service to deaf and blind l/20th of U of our two remaining unfulfilled over- 
Research in new forms of ministry 3/20th of 14 seas P r0 J e u CtS (fl | e °J her ! S l ? a " d 

Helping determine the Church's position on today's key issues l/20th of \4 support the work of twelve lay catech- 

Studies and surveys for Diocese l/10th of «W lsts * Nandyal India), is just under 

Direct financial aid to Dioceses and Districts who need aid 3/10th of U l^'l '™ °T P if 6 < $4 ' 500 -°° °/ J 6 

Special grants to Diocese to do special projects l/20th of 14 $ 7 > 280 - 00 asked )- The , P eo P le , of this 

Christian education l/20th of 14 ^ocese are encouraged to help eom- 

Campus work l/4th of U P lete thls P r0 J ec ! in an y one ° f ? e 

Education & training of lay adults 1/20 of 14 man y wa y s mo ™« are come ^ for 

Improving theological training l/20th of 1* work overseas These projects are sup- 
Education & developing of clergymen l/20th of 14 P or ! ed completely outside the Diocesan 

Recruiting & training professional men u ^ e ' 

and women for work in the Church 1/20 1 of 14 Remember: 

Ecumenical activities l/10th of 14 1. Checks payable to Lindley M. 

National Council of Churches programs l/10th of (14 Franklin, Jr., treasurer, (Designated 

Ministry to Armed Forces 1 / 1 0th of 1 4 AF-E-67- 13); 

Communication 3/20ths of 14 2. Send with accompanying letter to 

General Convention Commissions and Business Manager of the Diocese of 

Committees (including making this magazine possible) 1/ 10th of 14 North Carolina, P. O. Box 17025, 

Administration of Episcopal Church Center, N. Y 3/5ths of 14 Raleigh, N. C. 27609; 

Confused? Maybe we should add another figure. All Church programs — parish, 3. A copy of the accompanying let- 
diocesan, and general — need an increase of at least 5 percent in 1970 just to ter to The Rev. William E. Pilcher, 
keep even with costs. Perhaps this is the year the parish, diocese, and the whole P. O. Box 1043, Mt. Airy, N. C. 
Church need our trust and support more than ever before. 27030. 

January 1970 


Commitments Exceed Million In II Cities: 

Ghetto Loan Program Shows Progress 

NEW YORK — Black and other 
minority-group entrepreneurs, financed 
by loans made possible through the 
Episcopal Church, are beginning to 
make a go of it all across the country 
in such cities as Boston, Washington, 
D. C, New York, Cincinnati and Jack- 
son, Miss. 

In the assembly and distribution of 
kitchen cabinets. In a chain of food 
markets. In electronics manufacture. 
In book publishing. In housing rehabi- 

These are just a few examples. 

Just about gone are the days when 
the only route to business success in 
the ghetto was through the small 
"mom and dad" candy store, providing 
marginal profits and little, if any, pay- 

The Ghetto Loan and Investment 
and ambitious and imaginative minor- 
ity-group entrepreneurs — working to- 
gether — are thinking in bigger terms 
than that, and they are doing some- 
thing about it through a program be- 
gun by the Episcopal Church a year 
and a half ago. 

As of November 1, the Episcopal 
Church had made loans or loan com- 
mitments of $1,300,000 in 11 differ- 
ent cities for ghetto businesses, and it 
has pending applications for $1,100,- 
000 more. 

In addition, the Committee has made 
deposits of $750,000 in 50 minority- 
owned and controlled banks and sav- 
ings and loan institutions. These de- 
posits, in turn, are channeled to ghetto 
businesses and home owners to 
strengthen the economy of minority 

In the beginning it was the combi- 
nation of two facts which helped the 
investment project to get underway. 

The Episcopal Church had three 
million dollars in undesignated trust 
funds which could be used to assist 
ghetto entrepreneurs and businesses to 
get started and to be successful. 

Preliminary work done by the Ur- 
ban Coalition and others had disclosed 
that there was a great need for finan- 
cial and technical assistance to indi- 
genous business enterprises to strength- 
en the economic life of ghetto com- 

Further study by the Church of the 

needs and opportunities in this entirely 
new investment field led to recommen- 
dations for the program to the Execu- 
tive Council and the formation of a 
Ghetto Loan and Investment Commit- 
tee which has been at work now since 
the spring of 1968. The study was 
participated in by black and white man- 
agement consultants, corporation ex- 
ecutives, attorneys, bankers, commun- 
ity organizers and Council staff. 

Chairmanned by Charles F. Bound, 
vice president of Morgan Guaranty 
Trust of New York City, the committee 
includes Robert F. Longley, another 
Episcopalian and Morgan vice presi- 
dent; Dr. Lindley M. Franklin, Jr., 

treasurer of Executive Council, and the 
Rev. Dr. John B. Coburn, rector of 
St. James Parish, New York City, and 
president of the Episcopal Church's 
House of Deputies. This committee will 
be expanded by the addition of two 
minoTity-group representatives at an 
early date. 

Under the leadership of Mr. Bound, 
it is they who have set the policies and 
developed the procedures which are 
now being used to help ghetto busi- 
nesses and the people who live in the 

Mr. Bound is enthusiastic about the 
program, sold on the cause it serves 
(Continued on page 11) 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Treasurer Sidney S. 
Holt on assessments and quotas plus the payments thereof for parishes and 
missions throughout the Diocese for the period January through Decem- 
ber 17, 1969. The assessment figure is that assigned to each parish and 
mission for the day-to-day operating expense of the Diocese. The quota 
figure represents the participation of each parish and mission in the pro- 
gram of the Episcopal Church in this Diocese and throughout the world. 

Assessed Pd. to Date Quota Pd. to Date 

Albemarle, Christ Church 

Ansonville, All Souls 

Asheboro, Good Shepherd 

Battleboro, St. Johns 

Burlington, Holy Comforter. 

St. Athanasius 

Cary, St. Pauls 

Chapel Hill, Ch. of Cross.. ._ 

Holy Family 

Charlotte, Christ Church 

Holy Comforter 

St. Andrews 

St. Christophers 

St. Johns 

St. Martins 

St. Michaels 

St. Peters 

Cleveland, Christ Church 

Concord, All Saints 

Cooleemee, Good Shepherd.. 

Davidson, St. Albans 

Durham, Ephphatha 

St. Andrews 

St. Josephs 

St. Lukes 

St. Philips 

St. Stephens 

St. Titus 

Eden Epiphany 

St. Lukes 

St. Marys 

Elkin, Galloway Memorial — 

639.63 $ 


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1 000 




Erwin, St. Stephens __ 








Fork, The Ascension — __ 







Fuquay-Varina, Trinity _ 









German ton, St. Philips __ _ 









Greensboro, All Saints . 









Holy Trinity _ 

8, 567 







The Redeemer. 





• 1-101 




St. Andrews. _______ 

2, 748 




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St. Barnabas _ _ __ 








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13 311 




Halifax, St. Marks 












1 394 




Haw River, St. Andrews 








Henderson, Holy Innocents-- 

2, 337 




8 807 




St. John. 








High Point, St. Marys _ 

3, 779 




14 164 



Hillsborough, St. Matthews. _ 





1 843 




Huntersville, St. Marks _ _ _ 





3 463 











Jackson, The Saviour 









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ivittrell, ot. James _ 










1 398 




Lexington, Grace 


1 , 189 







Littleton, St. Albans_. 















Louisburg, St. Matthias 











1 000 












Milton, Christ Church _ __ 











3 657 






4 362 




Northampton Co., St. Lukes 















St. Stephens ___________ 

1 , 153 







Pittsboro, St. Bartholomews- 





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Kaleign, Otirist ^nurcrj 

4, 764 









Good Shepherd _ 




15 847 




St. Ambrose __ 









' 154 





















14, 690 











Reidsville, St. Thomas 

80 1 






Ridgeway, Good Shepherd 









Roanoke Rapids, All Saints- _ 


1 1 






Rockingham, The Messiah. _ 





3 264 




Rocky Mount, Christ Church 





1 686 








Good Shepherd _ _ 

3, 945 












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Salisbury, St. Lukes _ _ _ 

3 902 



14 488 




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1 , 270 




4, 848 












2, 622 




9, 938 
















1 , 268 








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3, 381 












Walnut Cove, Christ Church- 





















3, 133 








1 , 756 


1 ^ 168 









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Winston-Salem, St. Annes 





2, 189 


1 , 641 

St. Pauls 









St. Stephens 







1 189 


St. Timothys 







7' 108 



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$ 133,813 


$ 541,407 


$ 433,423 


Seabury Press 
Lenten Book 

Planet on Strike, by John Pairman 
Brown, is not the devotional type of 
book usually presented by Seabury for 
Lenten reading. In this thought-pro- 
voking, rather unsettling book the au- 
thor, who is theologian-in-residence at 
the Free Church in Berkeley, Califor- 
nia, contends that there is violence on 
our planet directed against the environ- 
ment, society, and the individual. 

Using the analogy of a strike, he 
advocates revolution against this viol- 
ence — with non-violent means and 
reconciliation of the entire global com- 
munity as the goal. "The human race 
is issuing a non-negotiable demand for 
life" — for integrity, love, usefulness, 
justice, acceptance and community. 

John Pairman Brown acts as the 
union spokesman for this planetary 
strike. His book dramatically presents 
what must be accomplished before the 
strike can end: the green revolution of 
conservation, the peace revolution of 
the liberated community, and the inner 
revolution of integrity. 

It is up to the church, he says, to 
turn aside all negotiations — because 
negotiation implies compromise — and 
to recognize the spirit of prophecy in 
the rebels. Violence can only be warded 
off by the church's return to her own 
early commitment to non-violence. 
There must be reunion and renewal in 
the church before there can be indivi- 
dual fulfillment. 

This is a Lenten book with a differ- 
ence — it insists that we meet revo- 
lution head-on by meeting the demands 
that this revolution makes upon us. It 
gives us something real to repent of 
during the Lenten season, and suggests 
new directions and new attitudes for 
shaping a new planet, new community, 
new humanity. 

John Pairman Brown, theologian-in- 
residence at the Free Church in Berke- 
ley, California, has taught at the 
American University in Beirut and at 
the Church Divinity School of the Pa- 
cific. Among his books are The Dis- 
placed Person's Alamanac and The 
Liberated Zone. 

Planet on Strike, priced at $4.50, 
will be available in early January from 
local bookstores, or from the Seabury 
Bookstore, 815 Second Avenue, New 
York 10017. 

December 1969 


Armed Forces Commission Also Helps Orphans In Viefnam: 

Diocesan Gl's Get Yule Reminder 

The Diocesan Armed Forces Com- 
mission under the chairmanship of 
George L. Margeson of St. Michael's 
Church, Raleigh, was active during the 
late fall in efforts to bring a Christmas 
reminder to servicemen. 

In cooperation with the Commission 
the following personal letter was set by 
Bishop Fraser to approximately 90 ser- 
vicemen from this Diocese serving in 
Vietnam and elsewhere: 

"It is my pleasure in this Advent 
Season to forward to you Christmas 
Greetings in behalf of your friends in 
the Episcopal Diocese of North Caro- 
lina," Bishop Fraser wrote. 

"Most of you will be unable again 
this year to spend Christmas at home 
with your families. Because of the tra- 
dition that families gather during this 
most important holiday season, we 
want you to know of our special con- 
cern for you during these days. You 
will be remembered in the Christmas 
services at the altar in your home par- 
ish as well as here in our Chapel at 
the Diocesan House. 

"We are keenly aware of the service 
you are rendering as a member of the 
Armed Forces to your fellow citizens 
of this country. It is with gratitude and 
affection that I take this opportunity 
to greet you and to wish you good cheer 
during this season of our Lord's na- 
tivity," Bishop Fraser concluded. 

Chairman Margeson also recently 
reported to the clergy regarding Christ- 
mas packages were sent to servicemen 
of the Diocese. He also told of the 
work of Chaplain H. G. "Jerry" Cook 
of this Diocese with an orphanage in 
Vietnam. The report to clergy of the 
Diocese is as follows: 

"Having read the letter in The 
Churchman from Lt. H. G. 'Jerry' 
Cook, chaplain from this Diocese serv- 
ing in Vietnam, you will be interested to 
know that eight packages, varying in 
weight up to 44 pounds and including 
books and personal items for the Ma- 
rines in his area, are on the way to 
him," Margeson wrote. 

"You and your parishioners might 
also be interested in part of the letter 
I have just received from Jerry. He is 
referring to work he is doing at an 
orphanage and at a leper colony in 

" 'Let me describe briefly our work 
at the China Beach Orphanage. There 
are approximately 315 children, ages 
3-15 years. They are in desperate need 
of clothes to fit children of that age 
group. Also they enjoy games, candies, 
etc., that all children love. The Happy 
Haven Leprosarium has people of all 
ages from infants on up. Many lepers 
are married to non-lepers and thus the 
reason for infants. These people need 
clothes, especially shoes and socks as 
their numb extremities get cut and in- 
fected very quickly. They don't feel 
this pain or know that a cut has been 

" 'Our doctors and dentists are in- 
volved in the orphanage and the Lepro- 
sarium. Our young, tough Marines, 
when time permits from their heavy 
schedule, visit the orphanage and act 
as substitute parents. 

" 'Is there a possibility that the men 
and women in the Diocese could in 
some way help with our orphans and 

NEW YORK — As the National 
Committee on Indian Work met for 
the first time in New York City re- 
cently, a big first step was taken in- 
volving Indian and Eskimo Episcopali- 
ans in the life of the Episcopal Church. 

The membership of the committee 

Spong Accredited 

The Rev. William C. Spong of 
Durham, has recently been fully 
accredited as a "Chaplain Super- 

Mr. Spong is chaplain super- 
visor at Duke Medical Center and 
instructor in pastoral psychology 
at Duke Divinity School. His ac- 
creditation was granted by the As- 
sociation of Clinical Pastoral Edu- 
cation after six years of special 
study and work. 

In this capacity he will work 
with theological students and 
priests in helping to train them for 
pastoral work and counseling. 

lepers? Perhaps this could be a Christ- 
mas project," Chaplain Cook's letter 

Margeson's report to the clergy con- 
tinued as follows: 

"My only comment is that if those 
Marines who risk their lives daily can 
take their spare time for such a Chris- 
tian act, can we at home lend a help- 
ing hand? 

"The Marine Corps Reserve here in 
Raleigh has assured me that anything 
and everything donated to this cause 
will be sent to Jerry at no charge. If 
you can get it to me, either through 
the Diocesan House or 4231 Arbutus 
Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 27609, it will be 
on the way. 

"Thank you for everything, and 
don't forget to keep me informed about 
the people from your own parish who 
are serving in the Armed Forces," Mar- 
geson concluded in reporting to clergy 
of the Diocese on work of the Com- 

itself reflects this fact, for the majority 
of the committee are Indians elected at 
regional meetings of Indian and Eski- 
mo Episcopalians throughout the 
United States. 

Following orientation on the struc- 
ture and programs of the Executive 
Council of the Episcopal Church and 
a discussion of the National Commit- 
tee's role, the committee proceeded to 
organize and to tackle the immediate 
task of setting guidelines for the allo- 
cation of a $100,000 fund for com- 
munity development among Indian and 
Eskimo communities. 

The fund was established by Special 
General Convention II which met in 
late summer in South Bend, Ind. 

Grants, which will be limited to 
$10,000 in any one instance, are to 
go for projects sponsored by Indian or 
Eskimo groups for community self-de- 
termination within or beyond the 
Church and for social, political or eco- 
nomic development; for programs of 
service to Indians or Eskimos, designed 
(Continued on page 10) 

Effort Begins To Involve 
Indians, Eskimos In Church 


The Churchman 

. . . New Ball Game Coming 

Bishop Howe New Executive Officer. 

Oversees Mission Under Study, 
Says 'Mr. Anglican Communion' 

NEW YORK — It's been more 
than a year since the Lambeth Confer- 
ence conceived the idea of establishing 
an Anglican Consultative Council to be 
an on-going instrument of mission for 
the world-wide Anglican Communion. 

It has been six months since the 
Rt. Rev. John Howe took office as the 
new executive officer of the Anglican 
Communion, succeeding the Rt. Rev. 
Ralph Dean who after five years in the 
post has resumed his diocesan duties as 
the bishop of Cariboo in Canada. 

Bishop Howe, who recently visited 
the United States and Canada on the 
first of many trips which will take him 
to all parts of the world as "Mr. An- 
glican Communion," predicts the An- 
glican Consultative Council will be an 
effective new tool for the work of the 
Anglican Church in the future. 

The principal reason for an October 
visit to New York and Greenwich, 
Conn., was for the Bishop to "get ac- 
quainted with '815'" and to confer 

with members of the Advisory Com- 
mittee to the Anglican Executive Of- 
ficer on plans for the formation of the 
Anglican Consultative Council. 

The Advisory Committee, formed 
ten years ago when the Rt. Rev. Steph- 
en Bayne became the first Anglican 
executive officer, will be replaced by 
the new Consultative Council, which 
will have a broader membership and 
meet more frequently than its predeces- 

"It is going to be very different from 
anything the Anglican Communion has 
had before," Bishop Howe said of the 
new Council. "We shall have for the 
first time ever a body of some standing 
in the Anglican Communion meeting 
every year. Whereas before it has been 
a sort of hand-to-mouth thing until 
now, with the Lambeth Conference 
meeting once in ten years and the 
Metropolitans meeting once or twice 
between times." 

The Anglican Consultative Council 

will have representative members from 
20 Anglican Churches. Five will have 
three members, a Bishop, priest or dea- 
con, and a layman. Those Churches 
are the Anglican Church of Canada, 
the Church of England in Australia, 
the Episcopal Church, the Church of 
England and the Church of India, Paki- 
stan, Burma and Ceylon. 

The other 15 Churches will have 
two representatives, one a Bishop and 
the other either a clergyman or lay per- 

The full Council will meet every 
other year, and its Executive Commit- 
tee will meet every year. 

Bishop Howe said that one of the 
tasks given to the Consultative Coun- 
cil by the Lambeth Conference is to 
review "the whole Anglican approach 
to mission overseas, where it is work- 
ing, where it ought to be working" and 
predicted an entirely new emphasis by 
the Anglican Churches on the problems 
of the Third World in the develop- 
ing nations of Asia and Africa. 

"I did a rough calculation and found 
that at Lambeth what might be called 
the white Western Churches, North 
America, Britain, Australia and New 
Zealand, had about 75 percent of the 
membership. In the Anglican Consul- 
tative Council they have only around 
46 percent, and this may mean a very 
different kind of agenda and different 
kind of discussion. It's going to be 
very different from anything the An- 
glican Communion has had before." 

He said he expected that the first 
meeting of the Consultative Council 
would be held early in 1971, with a 
year to 15 months devoted to getting 
the members chosen around the world 
and preparing for the meeting. 

Members of the Advisory Commit- 
tee meeting at Seabury House, Green- 
wich, from October 14 to 17, were: 

Bishop Bayne; the Most Rev. Leo- 
nard Beecher, Archbishop of East Afri- 
ca; the Most Rev. Howard H. Clark, 
Primate of Canada; Bishop Dean; the 
Most Rev. Lakdasa DeMel, Metropoli- 
tan of India; the Rev. Ernest W. Jack- 
son, Anglican Church of Canada; the 
Rev. Robert Jeffery, Church of South 
Africa, deputy to the Executive Of- 
ficer; Sir John Lawrence, Church of 
England; the Rt. Rev. G. T. Sambell, 
Archbishop of Perth, Church of Eng- 
land in Australia; Mr. Paul Tate, Ex- 
ecutive Council, the Episcopal Church; 
the Rev. Canon Douglas Webster, St. 
Paul's Cathedral, London. 

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. Their Daughter, Katherine, Heads Student Government 

January 1970 

Regents Give Youths More Responsibility 

Sewanee Inaugurates Student Say So 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Increased re- 
sponsibility for government by stu- 
dents at the University of the South 
has been approved by the regents. 

A constitution providing for a new 
Delegate Assembly in addition to the 
present Order of Gownsmen is now in 
effect, and the Order of Gownsmen 
has been instructed to hold an elec- 
tion for the first representatives to the 
student legislature. 

Steps have already been taken to in- 
clude students on the University's 
policy-making board of trustees. 

The Order of Gownsmen, estab- 
lished in 1873, is composed of upper- 
classmen who attain stated academic 
averages (2.00 for seniors, 2.25 for 
juniors, 3.00 for sophomores). All 
graduate students, that is all students 
in the School of Theology, are auto- 
matically Gownsmen and they are also 
invited to elect representatives to the 
Delegate Assembly. 

The Delegate Assembly will be 
elected by the students in a ratio of 
one to 25. 

The new body in concurrence with 
the faculty and administration will have 
the power to legislate in all matters of 
student conduct and to appoint students 
to sit on all faculty and university com- 
mittees directly relating to student in- 

Dr. McCrady, commenting on the 
change, sees it as "evolution — an or- 
derly progression." 

The faculty has not abdicated all re- 
sponsibility for the students beyond 
their academic qualifications, Dr. Mc- 
Crady made clear. "This would change 
Sewanee from what it was founded for. 
We must still strive to produce edu- 
cated Christian gentlemen and now we 
must add, ladies. We ought to be able 
to combine this with an increase in stu- 
dent decision-making into a workable 

Dr. McCrady foresees no problems. 

"We have always entrusted the stu- 
dents with the most important thing of 
all — honor," he points out, "and they 
have run it with responsibility." 

The University of the South is on the 
honor code, and the vice-chancellor 
had reference to the fact that profes- 
sors are not present at examinations, 
and the students themselves discipline 

infractions of the code. This will con- 
tinue to be a function of the Order of 
Gownsmen, who will also have a veto 

power, by vote of three-fourths of its 
membership, over acts of the Delegate 

St. Aug. Capital Fund Drive 
First In Its 102-Year History 

Indians, Eskimos 

{Continued from page 6) 
and controlled by Indians and Eski- 
mos, or for community leadership 
training. Such grants may not be used 
for the benefit of any individual or 
group which advocates violence as a 
part of its program. 

Applications for grants can be ob- 
tained from Kent FitzGerald, executive 
officer for Indian affairs, 815 Second 
Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10017. Fol- 
lowing application, projects will be 
screened and evaluated by a seven 
member committee, five of whom are 
members of the National Committee on 
Indian Work. 

Chairman of the national committee 
is the Rev. George Smith, Cass Lake, 
Minn., a member of the Ojibway tribe. 
Vice-chairman is the Rev. Webster 
Two Hawk, Mission, S.D., a Rosebud 
Sioux and chairman-elect of the Rose- 
bud Tribal Council. Secretary is Mr. 

Other members of the Committee 

The Rt. Rev. Conrad Gesner, bishop 
of South Dakota; the Rt. Rev. C. J. 
Kinsolving, III, bishop of New Mexico 
and Southwest Texas; the Rt. Rev. 
George T. Masuda, bishop of North 
Dakota; the Rt. Rev. Philip F. Mc- 
Nairy, bishop coadjutor of Minnesota, 
and the Rt. Rev. Chilton Powell, bish- 
op of Oklahoma. 

Members elected by five regional 
conferences of Indian and Eskimo 
Episcopalians are: 

Francis Riggs, Lubbock, Tex.; Os- 
car Lee House, Window Rock, Ariz.; 
Alfred Ward, Fort Washakie, Wyo.; 
David Tybo, Nixon, Nev.; Mrs. 
Joycelyn Ninham, Oneida, Wis.; Inno- 
cent Goodhouse, Fort Yates, N.D.; the 
Rev. Titus Peter, Alaska, and Alfred 
Grant, Alaska. 

Work has begun on the demolition 
of the old Thomas Building, long a fa- 
miliar and historic landmark on the 
Saint Augustine's College Campus, lo- 
cated in Raleigh. The building is being 
torn down to make way for a new and 
modern women's dormitory to be 
erected as a part of Saint Augustine's 
new long range development program 
for which it is preparing to launch the 
first major capital funds campaign in 
its 102-year history. 

Construction of the Thomas Build- 
ing was begun in 1911 as a dormitory 
for young women. Later it was con- 
verted into a dormitory for young men. 
In 1950, the building was damaged 
by fire of an undetermined origin, at 
which time the top floor was com- 
pletely destroyed. Many citizens of the 
area will recall the manner in which 
local and state colleges, organizations 
and individuals rallied to the cause 
and generously contributed to the re- 
placement of books and clothing lost 
by students in the fire. The building 
was repaired and occupied by young 
men until 1966 when Lynch Hall for 
men was built. 

The new dormitory, a six-story 
structure, designed by Scoville and Mc- 
Gee, local architects, will house ap- 
proximately 200 young women. It will 
provide facilities for proper study and 
living atmosphere. Each floor will in- 
clude a study lounge with carrels for 
privacy, a recreational lounge for lei- 
sure activities, as well as a kitchenette 
for preparing snacks. Laundry facilities 
and large lounge and recreational areas 
will also be provided. 

The new facility will cost approxi- 
mately one million dollars. The struc- 
ture will be financed partly by a federal 
loan from HUD and from private 
sources along with the capital funds 


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Loon Program 

(Continued from page 4) 
and firmly convinced that American 
business and the capitalist system can 
play an important role in bringing 
about solutions to the nation's racial 

He and other like-minded persons 
are currently developing a plan where- 
by individuals, churches, corporations 
and other organizations will have the 
opportunity to invest in minority- 
owned and managed companies. The 
objective is to secure the multi-millions 
of dollars that are needed and can be 
used constructively by minority entre- 
preneurs and at a profit to the investor. 

He looks forward to a time when 
much more investment money will be 
made available for similar programs, 
and hopes, too, that the federal gov- 
ernment will provide effective help 
through additional loan guarantee pro- 
grams and tax exemptions for "seed 
money" for investments in ghetto busi- 

"We know the Episcopal Church 
ghetto loan and investment program 
makes sense and is constructive," he 
says. "But we know that it is filling 
only a small percentage of the need. 

"The white business man is not 
aloof. He is concerned. He does 'give a 
damn,' and he can be extremely effec- 
tive. Profit is not a dirty word. Capi- 
talism has brought unprecedented pros- 
perity for many in the United States. 
Black capitalism can help to bring suc- 
cess and prosperity to many more, as 
well as help to bring reconciliation be- 
tween the races." 

He sprinkles his language with such 
technical terms as "intermediaries," 
"umbrella organizations," "going pub- 
lic," and "seed money," terms which 
help describe the new Episcopal 
Church program. 

Mr. Bound emphasizes that the prin- 
cipal objective of the ghetto loan and 
investment program is to improve the 
economic well-being of minority per- 
sons and groups in both urban and 
rural areas in the United States by as- 
sisting in the development of success- 
ful minority entrepreneurs and able 
business managers. 

This, he says, the Church is seeking 
to do by providing loan funds to inter- 
mediary or umbrella organizations. 
These are organizations which can 
channel money into minority-owned 
businesses and at the same time pro- 
vide management, financial, marketing, 

planning and technical assistance so 
important to the development of suc- 
cessful and profitable enterprises. 

Another important objective of the 
program is to stimulate the formation 
of new "umbrella organizations" 
throughout the country organized by 
concerned and able individuals in a 
community to provide the vital ingredi- 
ents of sound planning, effective man- 
agement, imaginative and adequate fi- 
nancing to develop successful and prof- 
itable minority-owned businesses. 

The Church does not make any di- 
rect loans to businesses, he said. All 
loans must go through an intermediary 

Mr. Bound said that certain criteria 
are insisted upon in the selection of in- 

1. Indigenous leadership must have 
an influential voice in the intermedi- 
ary's program and in identifying and 
working directly with ghetto entrepre- 

2. Profit-making enterprises must be 
the ultimate recipients of the invest- 
ment money and the borrowers must 
be able to repay the loans they have 

NEW YORK — The Very Rev. 
Robert F. Royster, dean of the Ca- 
thedral Church of St. James, South 
Bend, Ind., has resigned to accept ap- 
pointment as a diocesan service officer 
on the staff of Executive Council in 
New York City. 

His new assignment on the national 
staff of the Episcopal Church will be 
to develop and carry out close liaison 
between the Executive Council and the 
dioceses of the Church and to work for 
improvement in services provided to 

In his new position Dean Royster 
will serve on the staff of the section 
for services to dioceses directed by 
Walker Taylor. 

Dean Royster has been rector and 
dean at St. James in South Bend for 
the past 14 years, and most recently 
served as coordinator for agenda and 
arrangements for Special General Con- 
vention II held on the campus of the 
University of Notre Dame, in South 

He has been active in local com- 
munity affairs and in 1967 was the 

3. Often the Church purchases a 
small percentage of the equity in or- 
ganizations being assisted. In such 
cases, it always insists on a "buy-back" 
clause so that minority group entre- 
preneurs can purchase this equity inter- 
est when feasible and desirable. 

4. The committee is not interested 
in financing small "mom and pop" en- 
terprises since an important goal of the 
program is the development of good 
jobs for many persons, as well as pro- 
ducing profits for the owners and de- 
veloping able managers. 

Mr. Bound hesitates to claim any 
great successes so far for the program 
which thus far has provided long-term 
financing to 15 intermediary organiza- 
tions in 1 1 different cities. 

"One company," he says, "is already 
so successful that it is expected to make 
a public offering of its stock in the 
near future, and others should be doing 
so later." But on the other hand, he 
points out, "the risks are such that 
there are sure to be failures." 

Mr. Bound emphasizes that this is 
only a beginning. "Our hope is," he 
says, "that many similar programs will 
be established." 

recipient of the Newton B. Baker 
Award for outstanding volunteer ser- 
vice in health and welfare service in 
the United States. 

He is a graduate of Purdue Univer- 
sity and following graduation served as 
a traffic engineer and researcher for 
the Indiana Highway Department and 
the American Transit Association. Af- 
ter three years of service as an officer 
in the U. S. Army in World War II 
he became personnel director for Dou- 
bleday and Company, book publishers, 
and later returned to the transporta- 
tion field in an executive position with 
the Port of New York Authority. 

He left the business world in 1950 
to attend Seabury-Western Theological 
Seminary and was ordained in 1952. 
While in seminary he taught classes in 
economics at Northwestern Univer- 
sity. He also has taught and lectured 
at Purdue and Yale. 

He has been a deputy to four Gen- 
eral Conventions and in 1967 at Seattle 
was on the Committee for the Dispatch 
of Business. He also served on the Joint 
Commission on Structure. 

Cathedral Dean Joins Staff 
To Work On Diocese Service 

January 1970 


Ecumenical Result Of Inflation, Taxes: 

Economics To Push Church 'Oneness' 

CINCINNATI — The prospect of 
continued inflation and the possibility 
of an extension of taxation to local 
churches will benefit the ecumenical 
movement, representatives of nine 
American denominations were told 
here at a national conference on pro- 
gram sponsored by the Consultation 
on Church Union. 

The Rev. John A. Anderson, execu- 
tive secretary of the Board of National 
Ministries for the Presbyterian Church 
U. S. (Southern), said that local taxes 
and national inflation may combine to 
force greater collaboration between the 
churches than has been true in the past. 

One effect of spiraling costs, he said, 
will be to force the churches to aban- 
don the luxury of duplication and com- 
petition. Denominations, he asserted, 
will no longer be able to afford a "ca- 
thedral" a block away from another 
denomination's "cathedral." 

The Rev. Kenneth G. Neigh, gen- 
eral secretary of the United Presby- 
terian Board of National Missions, told 
delegates that church union must be 
considered in the perspective of cur- 
rent realities. 

"We're past the 'my how we love 
each other' stage in ecumenenism," he 

The emergence of black leadership 
in the churches and the confrontation 
over the Black Manifesto within the 
National Council of Churches, he 
said, "brought the conciliar movement 
back into a kind of importance it had 
been losing." 

Two black organizations in particu- 
lar, he said, have taken on special sig- 
nificance for the church unity move- 

One of these, Mr. Neigh said, is the 
Black Economic Development Confer- 
ence which gained attention through 
James Forman's presentation of the 
Black Manifesto's demands, but is now 
"no longer personality centered," 
having been incorporated with a repre- 
sentative board of directors. 

The other, he said, is the National 
Committee of Black Churchmen which 
identified itself with the Manifesto de- 
mands. This committee in days to 
come, he said, "will be one of the most 
important forces in the mission in 
which we will be involved." 

Mrs. Eugene Adair, associate execu- 
tive secretary of the department of 
health, education and welfare of the 
United Presbyterian Church, declared 
that the churches must become "in- 
volved in re-structuring public educa- 

The small private college which is 
frequently church-sponsored, she said, 
may have "had its day." 

The conference on program was 
called by COCU, a consortium of nine 
churches exploring the possibilities of 

NEW YORK — Putting the right 
man in the right place at the right 
time for the right duration is a tough 
job, but it is the job which the Tri- 
Diocesan Project for the Deployment 
of the Clergy, founded by the Dioceses 
of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Southern 
Ohio, has set out to do. 

Following a year of experiment in 
which hundreds of clergy in the three 

Wanted: Nominees 

Churchwomen of the Diocese 
are invited to suggest nominees 
for Vice-President, chairman of 
Christian education, chairman of 
promotion, and representative on 
the Diocesan Council, Mrs. M. E. 
Motsinger, Jr., president of the 
ECW, has announced. 

Nominations should be sent to 
Mrs. Thomas H. Collins, 15 Lake 
Shore Drive, Chapel Hill 27514. 
Mrs. Collins is chairman of the 
nominating committee. 

Other members of the commit- 
tee are Mrs. W. J. Long, Jr., of 
Roanoke Rapids, Mrs. Walter 
Burbank of Concord, Mrs. E. K. 
Atkinson of Greensboro, and Mrs. 
Richard B. Saunders of Wades- 

Election will be at the annual 
meeting in May. 

union, to discuss closer cooperation 
particularly in the areas of missions, 
education and evangelism. 

Member denominations are the Afri- 
can Methodist Episcopal Church, the 
African Methodist Episcopal Zion 
Church, the Christian Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, the Christian Church 
(Disciples of Christ), the Episcopal 
Church, the Presbyterian Church U. S. 
(Southern), the United Church of 
Christ, the United Methodist Church 
and the United Presbyterian Church. 

Dioceses were interviewed, the project 
has been formally created and a board 
of directors appointed. It is now initiat- 
ing new approaches to the perennial 
problems of clergy evaluation, place- 
ment and advancement. 

It's no secret that clergy are leaving 
the active, full-time ministry in sub- 
stantial numbers. The reasons revolve 
largely around "dead end" parochial 
opportunities, complicated by tenure 
and the traditional methods of calling 
a clergyman. Also crucial are such fac- 
tors as conflict between the parish per- 
sonality and the cleric personality, and 
plain misplacement and misuse of in- 

The project places special emphasis 
on the parish ministry and on ways in 
which priests can function more effec- 
tively in "unchangeable" situations, uti- 
lizing opportunities for continuing edu- 
cation to achieve greater effectiveness 
and mobility. 

A key feature of the program is the 
development of the individual profile. 
Based on a series of simple tests de- 
signed to elicit, I.Q. interests, talents, 
personality, and attitudes, the profile 
provides a basic guide for placement 
and for counselling. Some 350 men so 
far, many with no immediate desire 
for relocation, have gone through the 
process already and all have expressed 
feeling that the experience was a posi- 
tive and rewarding one. 

A second, parallel, feature is a par- 

Tri-Diocesan Project Looking 
At Future Of Clergy Careers 


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ish profile. While not as easily avail- 
able, churches which have or antici- 
pate vacancies are being encouraged to 
undertake a self-evaluation and to de- 
termine their needs, desires, interest 
and expectations. 

On the basis of the two profiles, a 
list of matching or otherwise appropri- 
ate clergy is given to the parish with 
strong expectation that the final selec- 
tion will be suitable to both parties. 
Such profiles can also provide a basis 
on which transfers are made when a 
man feels he has been in one place too 

Plans for increasing the project in- 
clude the introduction of more priests 
and parishes into the procedure, and 
participation in annual performance re- 
views in response to recommendations 
made by the Joint Commission on the 
Deployment of the Clergy to the Gen- 
eral Convention in South Bend. 

The current board of the project is 
made up of four men from each of the 
participating Dioceses: the bishop, a 
diocesan staff man, and a clergy and 
lay representative. Chairman is the 
Rev. LeRoy Hall of the Diocese of 
Southern Ohio and executive secretary 
is Mrs. Henry L. Hood of the Diocese 
of Pennsylvania. 

Management Research Associates, a 
consulting firm of Media, Pa.; the Rev. 
Jones Shannon, an independent spe- 
cialist in parochial placement, and the 
Rev. Robert Rodenmayer, of the Ex- 
ecutive Council of the Episcopal 
Church, have assisted in the develop- 
ment of the Tri-Diocesan Project. 


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Staff Changes 

NEW YORK —The editorial staff 
of FINDINGS, an Episcopal Church 
quarterly for parents, teachers and 
leaders, has been recently changed and 

The former editor, the Rev. Smith L. 
Lain, has been appointed to act as the 
manager of the Diocesan Information 
Center at the Episcopal Church Cen- 
ter. The new editor of the quarterly is 
Margaret O'Connell, who joined the 
staff of the Executive Council last year 
as editor of adult resources. Associate 
editor is Marion Odomirok. 

Miss O'Connell brings to her new 
task a wide background in religious 
writing and editing and broad ecumeni- 
cal experience. She has worked for 
such diverse organizations as Jewish 
Theological Seminary, (Roman) Catho- 
lic Encyclopedia for School and Home, 
National Council of Churches, and 
B'nai B'rith. Her articles and stories 
have appeared in America, The Critic, 
the (Roman) Catholic World, the 
Church Woman, and she has contrib- 
uted articles to Book of Knowledge, 
Current Biography, and American Peo- 
ple's Encyclopedia. Most recently one 
of her short stories, "An Afternoon of 
Jewish-Christian Friendship," has been 
included in an anthology, A FUNNY 
CHURCH, published by Macmillan 

Immediately prior to her appoint- 
ment on the Executive Council staff 
Miss O'Connell was editor of WORD, 
the official publication of the National 
Council of (Roman) Catholic Women. 

Miss Odomirok joined the staff 
of the former Department of Christian 
Education in October, 1965, as copy 
chief and continues in that capacity 
with the Council's Section for Service 
to Dioceses. Prior to that she had been 
employed for three years by The Sea- 
bury Press as an editor of curriculum 
materials produced for Executive 

As copy chief Miss Odomirok is re- 
sponsible for the style, readability and 
format of materials, and, as part of her 
responsibilities, has worked closely 
with the editing and production of 

FINDINGS during the past seven 
years. As associate editor she will con- 
tinue to work on all facets of its editing 
and production, including development 
of material. 

Miss Odomirok has also edited adult 
and children's books for major trade 
book publishers, and earlier in her ca- 
reer was editor of Selecciones del Rail- 
way Age and U. S. editor of Interna- 
tional Railway Journal, both transpor- 
tation industry magazines published by 
Simmons - Boardman Publishing Co., 

Radio-TV Foundation 
Names Assistant Chief 

ATLANTA— The Episcopal Radio- 
TV Foundation has announced that the 
Rev. Edward O. de Bary has joined 
their staff as assistant executive direc- 
tor. Mr. de Bary was formerly en- 
gaged in mission development at Trin- 
ity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, 
Virginia and auxiliary chaplain at the 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital. 

A graduate of the University of the 
South, Sewanee, Tennessee and a na- 
tive of Antwerp, Belgium, Mr. de Bary 
will assist in the work of the Episco- 
pal Radio-TV Foundation which is en- 
gaged in the production of radio pro- 
grams and TV films for national dis- 

The Episcopal Radio-TV Founda- 
tion, of Atlanta, a non-profit organi- 
zation, produces and distributes the 
Episcopal Church's annual segment of 
the Protestant Hour for radio and the 
"One Reach One" series for television. 
In 1969 the "One Reach One" series 
was nominated for four Emmy awards 
and received the Ohio State Award for 
excellence in educational, information- 
al and public affairs broadcasting. 

The Rev. Mr. de Bary was ordained 
to the priesthood in September 1969 at 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Virginia 
Beach, Virginia. He is married to the 
former Anne Hope Magann of Ports- 
mouth, Virginia. 

January 1970 


Ecumenically Speaking 

Roundup Of Church News 

The "Minnesota" now travels the 
waters around New Guinea, transport- 
ing missionaries, students, hospital pa- 
tients, mail and cargo, thanks to Epis- 
copalians in the Diocese of Minnesota 
who raised the $64,000 necessary to 
purchase the 70-foot vessel. 

The Jerusalem Bible has joined the 
Revised Version, the Revised Standard 
Version and the New English Bible as 
authorized for public reading in the 
Church of England. The action was 
taken at the fall session of the Convo- 
cation of Canterbury. 

Representatives of major Christian 
churches joined in the consecration of 
a new Church at the Anglican Bec- 
Hellouin Abbey near La Havre, 
France. The Abbey, one of the cradles 
of Western enlightenment during the 
11th and 12th centuries, has several 
times been destroyed or abandoned. 

The Rt. Rev. Eric Joseph Trapp, 
secretary of the University Society for 
the Propagation of the Gospel and for- 
mer Bishop of Zululand and Swaziland, 
South Africa, has been named to head 
the Anglican Diocese of Bermuda by 
the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

The fifteenth session of the Canter- 
bury Ecumenical Summer School will 
feature a course from July 2-14 on 
The English Religious Tradition and 
from July 18-30 on The Shape of the 
Church in the Seventies. A highlight of 
the Summer School will be many events 
held in connection with the 800th anni- 
versary of the martyrdom of Thomas 

Marking the greatest change in the 
structure of the Church of England in 
50 years will be a shift to a new synodi- 
cal government. At the meeting of the 
first General Synod in Nov., 1970, the 
Church Assembly will cease to exist 
and the Convocations of Canterbury 
and York, composed only of Bishops 
and clergy, will lose many of their 

A new sect, known as Silo, has 
sprung up in Argentina. Followers 
claim that the sect's leader, Mario Luis 
Rodriguez is the "new Messiah." The 

sect has been vigorously opposed by 
the Roman Catholic Church in Argen- 
tina and referred to by others as a hoax. 

The annual convention of the Di- 
ocese of Michigan voted to lower the 
voting age to 16 in Michigan parishes. 

The three astronauts of Apollo 12 
are an ecumenical crew, each firmly 
attached to his Church. Charles (Pete) 
Conrad, commander, is an Episcopa- 
lian; Alan L. Bean, a Methodist; and 
Richard Gordon, a Roman Catholic. 

The Rt. Rev. George W. Barrett, 
bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of 
Rochester, has announced his resigna- 

New Florida Diocese 
Elects Duncan Bishop 

NEW YORK — The Rt. Rev. 
James L. Duncan, former suffragan 
bishop of the Diocese of South Florida, 
was elected diocesan at the primary 
convention of the new Diocese of 
Southeast Florida. The diocese is one 
of three to be carved out of the Diocese 
of South Florida, a division approved 
by the Special General Convention of 
the Episcopal Church in September at 
South Bend, Ind. 

The primary convention also elected 
the Rt. Rev. Albert E. Swift, former 
bishop of Puerto Rico, as assistant 

The new diocese, which encom- 
passes seven counties around Miami, is 
expected to stress a COCU-inspired 
"parish" concept, with several congre- 
gations in a community working co- 
operatively, sharing their special talents 
and facilities. 

The ratifying convention of the new 
diocese took place November 1 3 at All 
Saints Church, Fort Lauderdale. Bish- 
op Duncan's installation is tentatively 
planned for late January. 

Choice of a see city and cathedral 
church will be made following a meet- 
ing between the bishop and the newly- 
elected diocesan executive committee. 

The other two Florida Dioceses to 
be formed will cover the West Coast 
area around St. Petersburg and the cen- 
tral area around Orlando. 

tion effective January 1. The Bishop 
explained that the decision was made 
for "personal reasons." 

A petition from a group of former 
Roman Catholic priests and their wives 
was presented to the National Confer- 
ence of Roman Catholic Bishops at 
their fall meeting asking the bishops to 
honor the "human right of priests to 
marry and continue their ministries." 

A predominantly white Unitarian 
Church in Cleveland's inner-city has 
voted to give its $400,000 building to 
a group of 30 black members. The 
Black United Unitarian Caucus will 
develop the property as a church and 
community center. 

The Rt. Rev. Chandler W. Sterling, 
who resigned in 1967 as head of the 
Diocese of Montana, recently published 
a new novel, The Holyroyd Papers 
(Bartholomew House, Ltd.), which 
challenges the attempts of the Church 
to retain "Victorian dignity" in the 
modern world. 

The Diocese of California at its 
120th annual convention, voted over- 
whelmingly to abolish quotas and as- 
sessments in favor of voluntary support 
of the Church's mission at all levels. 

Louis Randall, a black layman with 
a prison record, will replace the Rev. 
Robert Taylor as director of St. Leon- 
ard's House, a halfway house for drug 
addicts and ex-convicts operated by 
the Diocese of Chicago. Mr. Randall 
has worked at St. Leonard's House for 
the past six years, most recently as as- 
sistant to the director. 

The Lutheran Church in America 
at a meeting of its executive council 
rejected the Black Manifesto, terming 
the "political phiosophy" of the docu- 
ment "unacceptable." The council also 
called for further appropriations to or- 
ganizations designated for minority 
group economic development. 

Members of St. Stephen and the In- 
carnation, an Episcopal parish located 
near the worst hit of Washington's 
streets during the 1968 riots, have ap- 


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proved "the spirit and intent" of trans- 
ferring parish property to the com- 
munity. They voted to commit 10 per 
cent of the church's annual income for 
each of the next five years to the black 
community and endorsed a one-month 
study of ways for turning over the 
church's holdings and placing them in 
trust for the community. 

The typical Episcopal chaplain in 
military service more likely than not 
has served in the Armed Forces be- 
fore becoming a clergyman. He was 
33.5 years old when he first reported 
for active duty as a chaplain and has 
now served 6.9 years. He is married 
and has 2.7 children. 

William A. Coolidge, president of 
the Episcopal Church Foundation, has 
been elected president of the Board of 
Trustees of the Episcopal Theological 
School, Cambridge, Mass. He succeeds 
James Garfield. 

The U. S. Roman Catholic Bishops 
have instituted a National Office of 
Black Catholics, aimed at "developing 
black leadership in the Church." 

The Rt. Rev. John Robinson, suf- 
fragan bishop of Woolwich and author 
of Honest to God and other works, has 
resigned from his episcopal office to 
become Dean of Trinity College, Cam- 

Four former Anglican priests, all 
married, have recently been ordained 
priests in the Roman Catholic Church 
in Australia. In all four cases dispensa- 
tion was received from Pope Paul VI 
to live as married men. 

Michael J. O'Meara, a Roman 
Catholic layman and former news edi- 
tor of the Canadian Register, a national 
Roman Catholic weekly, has been ap- 
pointed the director of the Division of 
Communications of the Anglican 
Church of Canada. He succeeds the 
Rev. Peter A. H. Meggs. 

A joint Anglican-Roman Catholic 
Church is being constructed in the 
Windsor area west of London. The 
project will provide a parish church 
and center for the 100 member Angli- 
can congregation of Cippenham and 
700 Roman Catholics who previously 
attended services in Burnham. 

The Grimslade, a teen coffee house 
sponsored by Immanuel Episcopal 

Church, Wilmington, Del., was one of 
three runners-up in the National Cof- 
fee House Awards Program sponsored 
by the Coffee Information Service. 

A grant of $26,238 was recently re- 
ceived by the Sewanee Military Acade- 
my, Sewanee, Tenn., from the Texas 
Eastern Transmission Corporation of 
Houston for the completion of ad- 
vanced science facilities. 

If the House of Representatives goes 
along with a recently passed Senate 
bill, Churches and other non-profit 
groups will be permitted to administer 
governmental food stamp programs. 
These groups would be able to serve 
meals to elderly persons in exchange 
for food stamps. 

Saturday evening Masses which 
meet the Sunday "obligation" in Rom- 
an Catholic churches have become so 
popular that the Archdiocese of Boston 
may make the "experiment" perma- 

"Open Communion" in the Anglican 
Church of Canada may lead to the for- 
mation of an underground organization 
to prepare for a "continuing Anglican 
Church," according to the Rev. Car- 
mino J. de Catanzaro, co-chairman of 
the Council for the Faith. The Council 

Noland Installed 
Louisiana Bishop 

NEW YORK — The Rt. Rev. Ive- 
son B. Noland, bishop coadjutor of the 
Diocese of Louisiana, was officially in- 
stalled as Diocesan recently in New 

Bishop Noland, who succeeds the 
Rt. Rev. Girault M. Jones, has served 
as coadjustor, a bishop with right of 
succession, since 1961. Prior to that 
time he was suffragan bishop, having 
been consecrated in 1952. 

The Bishop, who was the first Lousi- 
anian to be elevated to the Episcopal 
Church's episcopacy, was ordained at 
St. James Church, Baton Rouge, and 
served there as curate. During World 
War II he served as an Army chap- 
lain in the Philippines and New Guinea. 
Following his service he was rector of 
several Louisiana and North Carolina 

Bishop Noland is married to the for- 
mer Neil Kilgore Burden of Baton 
Rouge. They are the parents of three 

is opposed to the proposed union with 
the non-episcopal United Church of 

The 800th Anniversary of the 
martyrdom of Thomas Becket will be 
celebrated throughout 1970 at Canter- 
bury Cathedral. Highlighting the year 
will be an international ecumenical ser- 
vice, July 12, a pilgrimage beginning 
July 13, and a presentation of T. S. 
Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" Sept. 
25-Oct. 17. This will be the first time 
the play has been staged in the cathe- 
dral itself. 

Canada has established formal diplo- 
matic relations with the Vatican and 
will send a non-Roman Catholic edu- 
cator to Rome as its first Vatican am- 
bassador, Dr. John Everett Robbins, 
until recently president of Brandon 
College, Brandon, Manitoba. 

The World Council of Churches has 
issued an appeal to 16 international 
church agencies for immediate help to 
flood victims in Tunisia and Algeria. 
Torrential rains recently claimed 470 
lives in Tunisia and left 150,000 home- 
less. In Algeria, 10,000 homes have 
been destroyed, leaving 80,000 home- 

Miss Caroline Couch, retired mis- 
sionary, died September 28 in Brook- 
line, Mass. Funeral services were held 
in Trinity Church, Boston. Miss Couch 
was appointed in 1913 and served in 
China until her retirement in 1939. 

The Rev. Richard Alfred Norris, Jr., 
D.Phil., currently professor of Histori- 
cal Theology at the Philadelphia Di- 
vinity School, has been appointed pro- 
fessor of Dogmatic Theology at the 
General Theological Seminary, New 
York City. The appointment is to be- 
come effective July 1, 1970. 

The Rev. H. Irving Mayson, a na- 
tive of Cleveland and an organizer of 
the Union of Black Clergy and Laity, 
has been named director of social rela- 
tions for the Episcopal Diocese of 
Ohio. The Rev. Mr. Mayson has served 
the past 1 8 years as vicar of St. Phillip 
Mission in Akron. 


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The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Leadership Needed: 

Developing Nations Posing 
Overseas Church Problems 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Adoption — The Rev. and Mrs. 
William C. Spong of Durham, an- 
nounce the adoption of a son, Patrick 
Cornwall on September 9. Patrick 
was born on August 9, and is the 
Spong's second son. 

To Rocky Mount — The Rev. 
John L. Kelly has gone to Christ 
Church, Rocky Mount, as priest-in- 
charge. He will also serve St. John's, 
Battleboro. Mr. Kelly comes from 
South Carolina where he was priest-in- 
charge of St. Matthew's, Fort Motte, 
and Epiphany, Eutawville, S. C. 

New Address — The Rev. George 
Hampshire, former vicar of St. Mark's, 
Raleigh, has gone to Church of the 
Good Shepherd in Covington, Georgia. 
He will also be chaplain at Emory Col- 
lege in Oxford, Ga. His new address 
is 3193 Floyd St. N.E., Covington, Ga. 

New Music — The choir of St. 
Timothy's, Raleigh, recently presented 
something new in church music — 
"Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor 
Dreamcoat." Dressed in "mod" clothes, 
the choir presented the brief modern 
musical drama accompanied by a gui- 
tar, drums, and chord organ. 

Retires — The Rev. Henry John- 
ston, Jr., rector of Holy Trinity in 
Fayetteville, has announced his retire- 
ment from the active ministry. He and 
his family will continue to live in Fay- 
etteville. He is the son of Mrs. Henry 
Johnston of Tarboro and is well known 
throughout this diocese as well as the 
diocese of Eastern North Carolina. 

Art Exhibit — Paintings by Mrs. 
Emma Harris Derrickson of Greens- 
boro were on exhibit in Diocesan 
House in December. A member of the 
parish of Church of the Redeemer, 
Greensboro, Mrs. Derrickson has 
shown her work in numerous group 
showings, and most recently 35 of her 
paintings and drawings were shown at 
Redeemer. She is currently working on 
a series of Afro-American paintings. 

NEW YORK — From Brazilia to 
Hong Kong, the population of African, 
Asian and Latin American cities are 
doubling and tripling as the forces of 
urban migration and population ex- 
plosion come together. For the 
churches this means ministries to new 
people and new needs to meet. 

Such situations are obviously critical 
for a local church or council of 
churches, and equally obvious, is the 
need for trained personnel to attack 
the myriad problems of any city. Such 


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4 Christmas II 

6 Epiphany 

7 Committee on Non-Stipendi- 

ary Ministry, Raleigh 

8 Parish Ministry Seminar 
Board of Trustees, St. Mary's 

Jr. College 
Standing Committee 

9 Finance Committee 
Diocesan Council, Raleigh 

11 Epiphany I 

13 Program Conference II 

14 Trustees, General Seminary, 

New York 

15 World Mission Task Force, 

16-17 Laymen's Board, The Ter- 

17 Urban Crisis Advisory Com- 

mittee, Durham 

18 Epiphany II 

23 Churchman Board 

24-25 Youth Commission, The 

25 Septuagesima 

30-31 Diocesan Convention, Salis- 

training, however, is often not avail- 
able in developing nations, and the Ex- 
ecutive Council of the Episcopal 
Church has developed an Overseas Ex- 
change and Training Program to help 
fill this critical gap. 

The aim of the program, which be- 
gan in 1948, is to help develop trained 
indigenous leadership both for the 
Church and for the country. 

Seminaries have traditionally headed 
the list of places where overseas stu- 
dents go for study, but an increasing 
number are enrolled at other institu- 

Of the 43 students this year under- 
taking overseas study connected with 
the Episcopal Church, three are study- 
ing at the Chicago's Urban Training 
Center. One is a priest of the Philip- 
pine Independent Church; another a 
priest of the Diocese of Dar Es Salaam, 
who does urban industrial work for the 
Christian Council of Tanzania, and a 
third from the Diocese of London. 

A husband and wife from Antigua 
are completing a three-year program in 
marriage counselling and administra- 
tion of family counselling services at 
the American Foundation of Religion 
and Psychiatry. 

A doctor on the staff of St. Luke's 
Hospital, Tokyo, is taking eight months 
of advanced training at the Cornell 
Medical Center, and the chaplain at 
Makerere College of the University of 
East Africa at Kampala, Uganda, will 
be spending several months this spring 
at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., 
observing university ministry and cam- 
pus affairs. 

The others are entered in special 
programs or obtaining degrees at uni- 
versities or seminaries. 

A hint of future direction can be 
found in the fact that one of the 43 
students aided by the program is study- 
ing in the Department of Religious 
Studies at Makerere College. 



February 1970 

Call To Conve 

// the grapevine is accurate, this should be an 
exciting and helpful convention. We hear that 
vestries and delegates are doing their homework. 
This is the way that it should be. It may lengthen 
the convention. So I hope that each delegate will 
come prepared to stay longer than usual. 

Four main subjects are before us: (l) The 
Urban Crisis; (2) the Consultation on Church 
U nion ; (3) the Budget and (4) Elections 

Most reports will be presented by title and Q 
printed in this issue of The Churchman. A few 
reports, such as the state of the church and 
canons, which contain resolutions for action will 
be read to the Convention. 

Among our guests will be the Rt. Rev. Rob- 
ert W . Shopford, bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. 
Stephen F. Bayne, vice president of the Executive 
Council, and statewide leaders of other Christian 
bodies who will be interested in the Consultation 
on Church Union. 

We promised the delegates to this convention 
ample time to be heard on any subject. Please 
be prepared to speak, to present your resolutions 
and to share in the responsibility for decisions. 

We look forward to seeing you in Salisbury. 

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas A. Fraser 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 60 February, 1970 No. 2 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
tion and Communications of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of North Carolina. Non- 
diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh 

N. C. All manuscripts, drawings, photo- 
graphs and news articles should be ac- 
companied by a stamped, self-addressed 
envelope, and received by the first of 
the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Convention Opens 10 A. M. Jan. 30 

The 154th annual convention of the Diocese of North Carolina opens 
at 10 a.m. Friday, January 30 in Keppel Auditorium on the campus of Ca- 
tawba College at Salisbury. 

St. Luke's Parish is host for the 1970 gathering. The Rev. Uly H. Gooch 
is host rector. 

Registration will be under way for two hours prior to the 10 a.m. call to 
order. An afternoon session will follow noon-day prayers and lunch on 
Friday. An 8 p.m. session is scheduled with Bishop Stopford of London as 

Saturday's agenda includes an 8:45 a.m. Eucharist with the COCU 
Liturgy, a 10 a.m. business session, noon-day prayers and lunch and a 
concluding session beginning at 2 p.m. 

Highlights of the convention will include addresses by Bishop Thomas A. 
Fraser of this Diocese and by Bishop Stephen Bayne, first vice president of 
the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. 

1 970 Budget Proposals 

Proposed Budget 1970 

Budgeted Proposed 

I. Diocesan Officers 1969 1970 

(a) Bishop 

1. Salary $ 15,680 $ 17,040 

2. Housing 2,520 2,640 

3. Utilities 1,200 1,260 

4. Travel Expense : 4,000 4,200 

5. Secretary 4,800 5,280 

(b) Suffragan Bishop 

1. Salary 12,460 13,680 

2. Housing 2,520 2,640 

3. Utilities 1,200 1,260 

4. Travel Expense 3,000 3,500 

5. Secretary 4,680 5,160 

(c) Business Manager 

1. Salary 8,480 9,360 

2. Housing 2,000 2,160 

3. Utilities 620 960 

4. Travel Expense 1,200 1,200 

5. Secretary 4,800 5,280 

(d) Secretary of Diocese 

1. Salary 1,240 1,240 

2. Clerical Assistance 626 626 

3. Printing Postage, Supplies 450 450 

(e) Receptionist-Typist Salary 3,600 3,840 

II. Diocesan House 

1. Construction Note 29,280 29,280 

2. Insurance 600 720 

3. Utilities & Services 6,400 6,800 

4. Telephone 4,400 4,400 

5. Office Supplies & Postage 5,500 5,500 

6. Maintenance & Equipment Replacement — 0 — 3,000 

III. Conventions 
(a) Diocesan 

1. Expense of Journal 2,450 2,450 

2. Parish Expense 500 500 

3. Diocese Expense 300 300 

(Continued on page 8) 


The Churchman 

A Modern Theological 'Soundness' 
Seen As Basic Need Of The Church 

Chairman, Committee on the State of the Church 

The Committee on the State of the Church believes that there are four 
major issues which effect the life of our parishes and missions and the Dio- 
cese. Since we live in a day of rapid change our church must have a theo- 
logically sound purpose to deal with modern conditions. Such a theological 
purpose should affirm that our Church exists in order that we may more 
fully love our neighbor be he rich or poor, white or black, young or old. In 
order to implement this theological purpose we feel the church urgently 
needs to deal more adequately with the following issues: 

(1) Race relations; 

(2) Providing more training for leadership in the local chruch and on the 
diocesan level; 

(3) Supporting the "youth" in participating in the Church and becoming a 
part of our decision-making bodies, and 

(4) A "trust crisis" which appears to exist among parishes, clergy, bishops, 
and the national church. 

In the area of race relations, our 
Diocese has established as a priority the 
Urban Crisis Program. A full-time di- 

; rector and an Urban Crisis Advisory 

! Committee has been established. We 
want to be supportive of their past ef- 
forts and at the same time to challenge 
them to do more in helping us cope 
with the massive problem of race rela- 
tions. Therefore, our committee will of- 
fer to the convention a resolution urg- 
ing the Urban Crisis Program to pro- 
vide parishes and missions and the 

j Diocese with a more complete and ex- 
plicit program on the problems of 

| racism and urban living which may en- 
able us to be able to love our neighbor 

j more fully. Until the problem of race 
relations is explored in depth and until 

i our people become better educated in 
the subtleties and complexities of the 
problem, we think the Diocese will be 
seriously crippled in offering a ministry 
of love. Too often we are prone to deal 
with the immediate crisis while ne- 

t glecting the underlying issues which 
may be crucial in reaching a just and 
adequate solution. 

The second area, which became ap- 
parent to our committee, was the 

1 quality of leadership within the 

I Diocese. While our committee does not 

II intend to make any personal references 
IJ or judgments, we are urging the clergy, 
II particularly, to continue their educa- 
I tion and to develop more leadership 
|| skills. One layman stated "although I 
1 can't substantiate with facts, I think 

that there is a fairly widespread feeling 
that many parishes are, to a large de- 
gree, indwelling . . . organization cen- 
tered . . . and satisfied with the status 
quo. Certainly the evangelistic spirit is 
not overly strong (evidence of this is 
the relatively insignificant increase in 
the number of Episcopalians during re- 
cent years.) And we, especially the 
laity, are inclined to be somewhat selec- 
tive as to who is invited! We, individual 
parishioners and, as a result, in- 
dividual parishes are not fully and 
unreservedly committed. We are in- 
clined to be satisfied with partial effort 
which, of course, produces partial re- 
sults. In short, we are jolly well not 
doing all that we are capable of doing." 
In order to deal with this problem our 
committee is offering a resolution 
which urges the Diocese and local con- 
gregations to provide monies for the 
continuing education and training for 
both our clergy and laymen. This is 
most important to the life of our Dio- 
cese and to the state of the Church. 

The third area which we examined 
was the status of youth in our Diocese. 
Our committee recognizes that young 
people are playing a more important 
role in the life of our society and that 
they are active in creating change in 
our society. It appears that the youth 
of our Diocese have a great deal to 
offer and are demonstrating their 
ability to contribute much in the 
parishes and missions and on a dio- 
cesan level. Our committee recom- 
mends very strongly that parishes and 
missions support "young people" and 
urge them to attend such training ac- 
tivities as the Junior and Senior Hi 
Conferences at Vade Mecum, and the 
diocesan convention. Our committee 
believes that young people should ex- 
periment and should be able to ask 
their honest questions in parishes as 
well as at diocesan functions. Our com- 
mittee fully supports the youth commit- 
tee's request for canonical changes to 
allow them to have voice and vote in 
parishes and missions and on diocesan 

The final issue with which our com- 
mittee dealt is what we have termed 
the "trust crisis." Since our society is in 
a state of change and since the Church 
is somewhat resistant to change, the 
interaction of those who are demanding 
change and of those who are resisting 
change has caused a polarization of 
thought and of faith so that the Church 
is in danger of losing its flexibility and 
its ability to take creative risks. This 
polarization is disruptive to the state of 
the Church and is disruptive to our 
Diocese. Our committee recommends 
that we engage in dialogue and in 
examination of the great issues which 
face our Church. We ask the diocesan 
convention to help us deal with these 
issues and to bring them to the floor 
for discussion and debate. This can be 
accomplished by the committee on the 
state of the church and the Diocesan 
Council discerning the issues and put- 
ting them in a form with which the 
convention can deal with. Our commit- 
tee will urge the adoption of a reso- 
lution amenable to dialogue and to 
debate so that we can more fully under- 
stand each other and can together 
provide a ministry of love. 

February 1970 


Making Banners, Kneelers, Vestments, Cushions, Linens: 

ECW Interested In Visual Worship 7 

President, Episcopal Churchwoman 

Sensivity to need and a practical 
response; diversity; enthusiasm; a spirit 
of co-operation and companionship; a 
common faith and a feeling of in- 
dependence are some characteristics of 
the Episcopal Churchwomen of the 

Much of the sensivity to need, and 
response to it can only be learned by 
visiting different branches and hearing 
casually details which never appear in 
formal reports. Extensive tutorial pro- 
grams for poor readers; kindergartens 
and schools for nor- 
mal as well as re- 
tarded children; well jH^^^it 
organized services mm ^ ».K 
for taking hot meals ▼ , 
to the sick and el- 2 
derly, thereby ena- l|L ; 
bling them to stay in I 
their own homes; 
strong efforts for ! 
adequate housing . 
housing and employ- Motsinger 
ment opportunities, distribution of 
reading materials to homes and social 
centers are all examples of the diversity 
of our efforts. These projects often re- 
quire more time and compassion than 
they do money, and are real acts of 
Christian service, deeply involving the 
individual and the group. 

Generous support has been given 
both through our budget and through 
special gifts to our diocesan institu- 
tions, for which we feel great responsi- 
bility, appreciation and attachment. 
They represent to us children and 
young people at work and play in 
search of God; students searching for 
the deep realities of life in an over- 
whelmingly complex world; and older 
people whom we hope are finding com- 
panionship and fulfillment in their new 
surroundings at the Penick Memorial 
Home. The word "institution" con- 
jures up bricks and mortar, but to 
Churchwomen it means our fellow 
Christians who happen to be living or 
studying or working in one place or 
building. We are strongly opposed to 
any tendency to disassociate from these 
our friends in our basic budget. They 
are a part of us. 

Somewhat in this category we place 
our co-operation with other denomina- 
tions for the raising of funds for en- 
larging the chapel at Samarcand Man- 
or, the correctional school for girls. 
This is one of many ways in which 
we take part in the program of Church- 
women United in North Carolina. 

Still keeping within the geographical 
bounds of our diocese, there has been 
an increasing interest in enhancing our 
visual worship, through the making of 
banners, kneelers, vestments and altar 
cushions and linens. To keep our spirits 
and minds alert and receptive, we held 
a most inspiring Churchwomen's Con- 
ference in June, for which we are 
deeply indebted to our clergy leaders, 
and through our Spring Planning Days 
we attempted to grasp the breadth and 
scope of Christian Education. 

The Diocesan World Mission Proj- 
ects and our own MRI Project in the 
Dominican Republic; scholarships for 
American Indians; and support of 
those missionaries affiliated with our 

diocese, as well as support of the 
Radio-TV Foundation, comprised most 
of our budget for work outside the 
Diocese. To this has been added at 
least $28,000 in special gifts, for the 
Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Re- 
lief, for Bishop Gordon of Alaska to 
help with his training of Indian and 
Eskimo postulants for the ministry, for 
Rachel Wolff's work in Nepal, and 
many other projects. 

By independence I mean that a slight 
decrease in the United Thank Offering 
is offset by an increase in special gifts. 
This trend is hard to evaluate at the 
moment as the complete Fall Ingather- 
ing has not been received. However, 
without the United Thank Offering and 
without gifts made by branches directly 
to the recipients, more than $50,000 
has been disbursed by our Church- 
women's Diocesan Treasurer. We urge 
the delegates to General Convention 
to take no steps to hinder us in this, 
our personal, special expression of wor- 
ship and service. 

Chancellor Of The Diocese 
Outlines Activities For 1969 

Chancellor, Diocese of N. C. 

My report as Chancellor of the Di- 
ocese of North Carolina for 1969 is 
as follows: 

1. Advised the Bishop in reference 
to delegates from the Diocese to the 
Synod of the Fourth Province. 

2. Advised the Rev. Sidney S. Holt, 
business manager of the Diocese, as 
to title to the property known as St. 
Ann's Church, a parochial mission of 
Calvary Church, Tarboro. . . . And 
also as to the Memorial Fund created 
by the last will and testament of Miss 
Eliza Bond Gray, the income there- 
from to be used to assist the aged in de- 
fraying their expenses at the Penick 
Home in Southern Pines. 

3. Report to Ernst & Ernst, CP. A., 
that there were no judgments or claims 
outstanding against the Diocese as of 
May 8, 1969. 

4. Advised the Bishop as to his au- 

thority and responsibility in connection 
with presbyters canonically resident in 
the Diocese, working under assign- 
ments other than a parish or organized 

5. Advised the Business Manager 

in reference to the requirements for all 
accounts handled by parishes and mis- 
sions to be audited annually as pro- 
vided by canons of both general con- 
vention and Diocese. 

6. Advised the Business Manager 


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Operating Deficit Seen: 

Diocese Of North Carolina 
One Of 23 Owning Sewanee 

as to disposition of funds arising from 
sale by the trustees of mission property 
no longer used for its intended purpose. 

7. Advised the Bishop as to proce- 
dure set forth in the canons where par- 
ish and rector are unable to agree as 
to termination of existing relationship. 

8. Advised the Business Manager in 
reference to conveyance of property 
held for St. Simon Mission in Gran- 
ville County. 

9. Attended the annual service of 
"The Ordering of Deacons and Priests" 
June 24, 1969, at Holy Comforter, 

10. Advised the Bishop in connec- 
tion with filling vacancy on delegation 
attending House of Deputies, Special 
General Convention II. 

11. Corresponded with the Rev. 
Claude F. DuTeil, D.D., chairman of 
Sub-Committee on Structure, Diocese 
of Honolulu, on proposed revision of 
their constitution and canons. 

12. Advised the Rev. Carl F. Her- 
man, president of the Standing Com- 
mittee, as to procedure provided by 
canons in matters relating to trial or 
deposition of a presbyter canonically 
resident in the Diocese. 

13. Advised the President of Stand- 
ing Committee as to method of elect- 
ing a vestry as set forth in Article IX 
of the Constitution and Canon XXI. 

14. Conferred with a committee 
from vestry of Trinity Church, Scot- 
land Neck, at the request of the Bishop. 

15. Advised the Business Manager 
and trustees of the Diocese as to last 
will and testament of the late Mrs. 
Margaret Balfour Bell of Salisbury in 
which money was bequeathed to the 
Murdock Memorial Fund, St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church, Salisbury, a parish, 
and to St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 
Salisbury, a mission. 

16. Sold a vacant lot on Panola 
Street, Tarboro, devised to the trustees 
of the Diocese by the late Rev. J. W. 
Perry, at public auction, delivered 
deed, and remitted proceeds to Di- 

17. Arranged with attorney for ad- 
ministrator CTA of the estate of the 
late Mrs. Rose P. Moncure, Kannapolis 
to deliver to the trustees of the Diocese 
the real and personal property devised 
by her last will and testament as a trust 
fund for All Saints Episcopal Church, 
Hamlet, a mission, the income from 
which is to be used for "indigent peo- 
ple in need, especially people growing 
older who need help." 

18. Advised the Business Manager 
as to the provisions of the last will and 

Trustee, University of the South 

The University of the South — 
"Sewanee" — is the one University in 
America owned and controlled by the 
Episcopal Church. The Diocese of 
North Carolina is one of the 23 own- 
ing dioceses and has three trustees 
elected by the Diocesan Convention. 
This academic year saw a great change 
on the 10,000-acre domain when for 
^^^^^^^ the first time since 
j0RR&^ its founding in 1858, 
JT^^^I the University en- 
r ^ s ^^ M rolled 107 bright and 
f ^^~Py attractive coeds in 
A t^J&m the undergraduate 
^rfmT*'^^^^ College of Arts and 
j ^^^Sj^^HB Sciences. The chan- 
■ cellor, the Rt. Rev. 
I Girault Jones, says 

I the addition to the 

Smyth university life has 
brought new atmosphere and oppor- 
tunity to the University. 

New innovations have come in the 
academic life. Each week either a 
Wednesday or a Saturday is set aside as 
a study day. This offers opportunity for 
students to do independent study or to 
receive individual attention in courses, 
where needed. 

Sewanee for the first time in many 
years faces a deficit in its operating 
budget this year. The rising costs of 
education and the lack of increased giv- 
ing on the part of church people have 
brought about this unhappy prospect. 
Only 26 churches within the Diocese 
of North Carolina made any contribu- 

testament of the late Mrs. Lena Tay- 
lor Thomas, Henderson, in which was 
devised a 50-acre tract of land to St. 
John's Episcopal Church, Williams- 
boro, so long as it remains a church; 
if it ceases to be a church, then to the 
Episcopal Orphanage at Thomasville; 
also $2,000.00 to St. John's Episcopal 
Church and $2,000.00 to Episcopal 

19. Also given advice and counsel 
to the Bishop, the Suffragan Bishop 
and the Business Manager from time 
to time during the year on other mat- 
ters as requested. 

tion to the University during the past 
year. Some gave on Theological Educa- 
tion Sunday to the Seminary budget; 
others gave through the "Sewanee-in- 
the-Budget" plan. 

The trustees urge all congregations 
to put some amount for Sewanee in 
their budgets. It will serve as a re- 
minder to parishioners that they are 
owners of one of the Nation's finest 
universities, intellectual and spiritual, 
where young men and women under 
the auspices of the Church find enrich- 
ment. It will also assure a sound fi- 
nancial base for the continuing and 
expanding program of the University. 

Sewanee has had a long record of 
excellence. With your help we can keep 
it going. 

Penick Hpme 
Gets Addition 
Of 40 Beds 

President, Penick Home Board 

Two large bequests announced a 
year ago have been committed for debt 
retirement and new construction at 
Penick Memorial Home. Funds from 
one of these bequests, received this fis- 
cal year from Mrs. Bonner Harden's 
estate, totalled $1 15,267. 

New construction will add 40 beds, 
a laundry, and several recreation areas, 
all attractively designed by our archi- 

Stects, Hayes-Howell 
and Associates. 
Upon completion of 
the new work in 
March, 1970, we 
will have a total ca- 
pacity of 80 resi- 
dents. Applications 
already on hand will 
fill all of this space. 
Applicants needing 
Lashmit subsidies will be in- 
cluded in the assignment of space. Op- 
erating costs continue to mount. The 
ability to hold current rates will depend 
upon the support of our friends. Ordi- 
(Continued on page 12) 

February 1970 


Tutoring, Housing, Law Enforcements Included: 

Urban Crisis Body Lists '70 Goals 

Chairman, Urban Crisis Committee 

The 1968 diocesan convention in 
Greensboro adopted a resolution di- 
recting the Diocesan Council to adopt 
the urban crisis as their chief priority 
during 1968 by de- 
signing a structure to 
explore the needs 
within the Diocese. 
After almost a year 
of study, the Dioce- 
san Council decided 
in November, 1968, 
to build an experi- 
mental program 
around an existing 
parish — St. Titus' Thomas 
Episcopal Church, located in the black 
community of Durham adjacent to the 
campus of North Carolina Central Uni- 

In his address to the Pinehurst con- 
vention in February, 1969, Bishop 
Fraser spoke of the difficulties of de- 
fining and establishing a diocesan-level 
urban crisis program. At this conven- 
tion, Bishop Fraser appointed an Ur- 
ban Crisis Advisory Committee com- 
posed of 12 Episcopal laymen — eight 
blacks and four whites. This commit- 
tee has been meeting regularly each 
month and more often when needed. 
The director of the diocesan-level ur- 
ban crisis program is the Rev. E. 
Nathaniel Porter, who is also rector of 
St. Titus. 

The main emphasis of the program 
during this first year has been providing 
educational programs on the public 
welfare program and the people it 
serves. We have conducted three wel- 
fare seminars — two in parishes in 
Durham and Greensboro and one on 
the campus of North Carolina Central 
University. These programs have pro- 
vided information and understanding 
about the public welfare program to 
churchmen, who tend to lack under- 
standing of the program or the people 
it serves. 

In general, they have been well at- 
tended by Episcopal laymen and clergy. 
For example, clergy and laymen from 
some 40 parishes and 16 different 
communities in the diocese attended 
the welfare seminar at North Carolina 

Central University. 

In September, 1969, Bishop Fraser 
asked for advice from the Ur- 
ban Crisis Advisory Committee con- 
cerning whether he should approve or 
disapprove the application of Malcolm 
X Liberation University in Durham for 
$30,000 from the General Convention 
Special Program — the national Urban 
Crisis Program established by the Con- 
vention in 1967. 

After study, the committee felt that 
the purposes and objectives of Mal- 
colm X Liberation University fitted 
within the guidelines established by the 
national church for funding under the 
GCSP. The committee voted unani- 
mously (with 10 of 12 members pres- 
ent) to recommend to the Bishop that 
he give his approval to this grant. It 
seems important to note that a diocesan 
bishop has no real approval authority, 
since the grant was actually made by 
the Executive Council of the national 

Since Malcolm X Liberation Uni- 

versity had already received a $15,000 
emergency grant during the summer of 
1969, it has been awarded a total of 
$45,000 through the GCSP. 

We are now planning our program 
for the coming year. Our plans include 
the following areas : 

1. Encourage the development of 
tutorial programs throughout the Dio- 
cese, using volunteers from our various 

2. Encourage the development of 
low-income housing under church 
sponsorship in the Diocese; 

3. Conduct sensitivity programs in 
the Diocese where churchmen can con- 
front the black-white issue; 

4. Continue to promote better under- 
standing of the State's welfare program 
(now renamed "social services") and 
the people it serves; 

5. Promote the development of train- 
ing programs for law enforcement per- 
sonnel to help them become more 
sensitive to the needs and fears of black 
or poor people. 

Two New Loans Made In '69: 

Diocesan Foundation Assists 
In Parish, Mission Building 

President, N. C. Episcopal Church Foundation 

The net worth of the Foundation reached a new high as of October 31, 
1969. All of the loans made by the Foundation are current as to both interest 
and principal repayments. 

During the year two new loans were made: One to St. Stephens of Winston- 
Salem in the amount of $20,000 and one to St. Matthews in Salisbury in the 
amount of $4,000. Six churches made final payments on their loans. Com- 
parative statistics for the years ended October 31, 1968 and 1969 are as 
follows : 

Year Ended Year Ended 

October 31, 1969 October 31, 1968 

Net Worth (Securities at Cost) $488,212.67 $471,053.31 

New Loans Made 2 3 

New Loans Amount 24,000.00 70,000.00 

Number of Borrowers 28 30 

Face Value of Loans Outstanding 469,500.00 495,500.00 

Balance Due on Loans Outstanding 265,219.45 293,1:82.43 

Delinquent Borrowers 0 0 

The major objective of the Foundation is to aid parishes and missions in the 
erection of church buildings and acquisition of church properties, through low 


The Churchman 

Decision-Making Role Urged For Young People: 

Youth Committee Voices Its Views 

Chairman, Study Committee on 
Youth Representation 

The 1969 Diocesan Convention was 
stirred and challenged by Richard 
Parker, president of the Episcopal 
Young Churchmen, who called on the 
Church to hear what young people 
are saying, and who urged that they 
be given serious responsibilities in the 

A special committee of the conven- 
tion, appointed to study the address, 
urged, among other things, that young 
people become involved in church de- 
cision-making, both on the local and 
the diocesan level. This study com- 
mittee, appointed at the first meeting 

Chairman, Liturgical Commission 

The Liturgical Commission exists to 
serve the Bishop, the Diocese, the 
clergy and the congregations as they 
plan and conduct services of worship. 

At the Bishop's request, this com- 
mission assists in the planning of all 
diocesan services, such as ordinations 
and the services of the diocesan con- 
vention. We also assist congregations 
as they plan special liturgical oc- 
casions: ground-breakings, dedications 

of the Diocesan Council after the con- 
vention, has been working to accom- 
plish that. 

It is the strong feeling of this Study 
Committee that young people should 
have a significant part in the church's 
decision-making. They have ideas that 
ought to be heard; the society of our 
day has brought upon them a maturity 
that surprises and delights the older 
generations; they are a significant part 
of the Church and should be treated 
as such. Young people have told this 
study Committee that they look for- 
ward to learning how the Church's 
decisions are made, and to being a part 
of the process. 

A first step towards this goal was 

of buildings, institutions of rectors, etc. 

Each year the commission is respon- 
sible for several events designed to 
help the clergy and their congregations. 
A Junior Choir Conference is held each 
summer at Vade Mecum. Two work- 
shops were held for organists and choir 
directors last spring. They were well- 
attended; we are seriously considering 
repeating them early in 1970. 

This commission was asked to help 
the clergy and congregations of the 

(Continued on page 13) 

reached in May, 1969, when the Dio- 
cesan Council invited the Diocesan 
Youth Commission to send four young 
people to all council meetings. They 
were given voice and seat at the coun- 
cil table, but no vote. Young people 
have attended and participated in all 
Diocesan Council meetings since then. 

In order to give young people more 
of a significant place in the Church's 
decision-making, we are planning to 
ask the Chancellor to prepare a set of 
proposed amendments to the Diocesan 
Constitution and Canons, to be pre- 
sented to the 1970 Diocesan Conven- 
tion. The details of our proposals are 
still being worked out. The following 
four points show the present state of 
our thinking: 

1. Vestries. We propose that young 
people be made eligible for election 
to parish vestries (possibly as associate 
members), with the right to vote on 
all matters save those not permitted 
by state law. 

2. Voting in congregational elec- 
tions. We hope that Article IX, Sec- 
tion 3, of the Diocesan Constitution 
will be amended on second reading at 
the 1970 Diocesan Convention, lower- 
ing the voting age in parish elections 
to 17. We also propose that Canon 
XXVII, Section 4, be amended to 
make the lower voting age applicable 
to missions as well as parishes. 

3. Diocesan Council. We propose 
that the Diocesan Youth Commission 
be authorized to nominate four mem- 
bers for the Diocesan Council (as the 
Episcopal Churchwomen and the Lay- 
men of the Diocese now make nomina- 
tions), to be acted upon by Diocesan 
Convention. We propose that these 
young people be given vote as well as 
seat and voice. We also note that the 
canons set no age limit for regularly- 
elected Diocesan Council membership. 

4. Diocesan Convention. We pro- 
pose that the Constitution be amended 
so that communicants 17 years of age 
or older will be eligible for election as 
voting delegates from congregations to 
the Diocesan Convention. 

This study committee looks forward 
to the contributions young people will 
make as they continue to become more 
deeply involved in the Church's de- 
cision-making process. 

interest installment loans. Such loans are currently being made at an interest 
rate of 3V2 % for parishes and 3% for missions, to be repaid usually in quarterly 
installments for a period no longer than 10 years and for a total amount nor- 
mally not in excess of $20,000. 

Refinancing present loans for buildings already erected or property already 
acquired and loans for repairs and renovations are not included in the objec- 
tives of the Foundation. 

Procedures for obtaining loans and application forms are available at the 
Diocesan Headquarters. 


Year Ended Year Ended 

October 31, 1969 October 31, 1968 

Net Worth (Securities at Cost) $488,212.67 $471,053.31 

New Loans Made 2 3 

New Loans Amount 24,000.00 70,000.00 

Number of Borrowers 28 30 

Face Value of Loans Outstanding 469,500.00 495,500.00 

Balance Due on Loans Outstanding 265,219.45 293,182.43 

Delinquent Borrowers 0 0 

Diocese Liturgical Commission 
Assists In Worship Planning 

February 1970 


Aimed At Greater Involvement: 

Delegates To Hear Youth Proposals 

President, Young Churchmen 

During the past few years, and more 
especially during this past year, the 
young people of this Diocese have been 
given the opportunity to observe more 
closely, than in the past, the decision- 
making process of the church. More 
important than this is the fact that in 

some areas young people have been 
given the opportunity for limited in- 
volvement in the decision-making. 

Young people are not only extremely 
grateful for this rewarding opportun- 
ity but are also deeply excited about 
the possibility of becoming even more 
closely involved with all aspects of the 
life of the Church. 

Working with the study committee 
which Bishop Fraser appointed to look 
into the possibility of youth represen- 
tation, the young people have care- 
fully reviewed the possibilities of a 
more active part in the work and life 
of the Church. 

In order to allow the young people 
to take a more meaningful, helpful and 
significant place in the Church's de- 
cision-making, the Chancellor has 
been asked to prepare a set of proposed 
amendments to the diocesan constitu- 
tion and canons, to be presented to the 
1970 Diocesan Convention, that would 
do the following: 

1 . Lower the age of lay delegates to 
the diocesan convention to 17. 

2. Make possible the election each 
year to the Diocesan Council of two 
young people nominated by the Dioce- 
san Youth Commission, to serve two 
year terms, with provisions allowing 
them to succeed themselves. We note 
that the canons set no age limit for 
Diocesan Council membership. 

3. Make it possible for parishes to 

invite young people to become associ- 
ate members of vestries, with the right 
to vote on all matters except those not 
permitted by state law. 

4. We hope that article IX, Section 
3, of the diocesan constitution will be 
amended on second reading at the 1970 
Diocesan Convention lowering the vot- 

ing age in parish elections to 17. We 
also propose that Canon XXVII, Sec- 
tion 4, be amended to make the lower 
voting age applicable to missions as 
well as parishes. 

The young people look forward to 
becoming more deeply involved in the 
church's decision-making process. 

Budget Proposals 

(Continued from page 2) 

(b) Synod 

1. Expense of Delegates $ 2,000 $ 1,000 

(c) General 

1 . Diocesan Share of Convention & Presiding 

Bishop's Office 2,793 4,522 

2. Expense of Delegates— Regular 1,500 2,000 

3. Expense of Delegates — Special 2,250 — 0 — 

IV. Insurance 

1. Workmen's Compensation 400 400 

2. Fire & Liability— Other Property 1,400 1,600 

3. Surety Bond 450 500 

4. Clergy Pension Premiums 7,665 8,350 

5. Lay Employees Pension Premiums 1,600 1,600 

6. Social Security 856 951 

V. Miscellaneous 

1. Expense Examining Chaplains 1,500 1,500 

2. Expense Standing Committee 500 500 

3. Expense Diocesan Council 400 500 

4. Special Grant 720 720 

5. Audit 1,750 1,800 

6. Expense Clergy Conference 200 200 

VI. Contingent Fund 2,000 2,000 

Total $152,490 $162,869 

Less: Trust Income 4,400 4,569 

Total to be Assessed $148,090 $158,300 

(Editor's Note: This is the Program Budget approved by the Diocesan Council 
on which the Program Quotas were based. Cuts in this budget due to non-accep- 
tances in quotas will be announced at pre -convention Convocation meetings and 

at the convention.) D , , , „ , 

Budgeted Proposed 

1969 1970 

I. National Church Program $186,375 $193,906 

II. Provincial Church Program 1,848 3,695 

III. Diocesan Church Program 

A. Clergy, Secretaries, Office Expense 

1. Director of Program 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 11,100 12,480 

(b) Travel 1,800 2,100 

(c) Secretary 4,440 4,920 

2. Director of Racial & Urban Affairs 

(a) Salary Supplement 10,500 5,765 

(b) Travel 1,800 2,100 


The Churchman 

(c) Secretary $ 3,900 $ 4,200 

(d) Office Expense —0— 835 

3. Mission Priests 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 82,014 92,970 

(b) Travel 8,750 9,530 

4. College Chaplains 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 51,080 45,460 

(b) Secretaries 4,400 4,400 

(c) Office Expenses 1,200 2,300 

5. Hospital Chaplains 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 17,480 19,200 

(b) Secretaries 2,000 6,000 

(c) Office Expenses 2,600 1,700 

(d) Travel 1,400 2,000 

(e) Training Program 300 300 

B. Special Ministries 

1. Urban Crisis Program 4,500 9,000 

2. College Work Program 3,780 5,000 

3. Christ the King Center Program 4,500 4,500 

4. Episcopal Young Churchmen 1,350 1,700 

5. Christian Education 1,080 1,500 

6. Christian Social Relations 180 200 

7. Conference Centers 

(a) Vade Mecum 

Operating Expense 12,625 12,625 

Manager's Salary 7,500 7,920 

(b) The Terraces 4,500 4,800 

8. Stewardship & Communication 800 1,200 

(a) N. C. Churchman 11,500 13,000 

(b) Editor's Salary 6,750 7,320 

9. Ecumenical Commission 315 315 

10. Liturgical Commission 900 900 

11. Chaplains' Discretionary Funds 2,970 3,250 

12. World Mission Task Force 2,250 3,000 

C. Grants 

1. St. Augustine's 6,840 14,000 

2. St. Mary's 9,900 11,000 

3. Kanuga 450 — 0— 

4. Thompson Orphanage 1,800 — 0 — 

5. University of the South 3,600 — 0 — 

6. N. C. Council of Churches 2,989 3,131 

7. United Campus Ministries 

(a) UNC-Charlotte 800 800 

(b) Central N. C. University 1,200 1,500 

(c) A & T College 700 1,400 

D. Miscellaneous 

1. Property Maintenance 6,800 13,000 

2. Moving Clergy 3,000 4,000 

3. Group Hospitalization 18,000 24,250 

4. Clergy Pensions 27,000 27,000 

5. Lay Employees Pensions 420 1,000 

6. Special Pensions 950 650 

7. Social Security 1,094 1,198 

8. Miscellaneous Committee Expenses 200 600 

E. Contingent Fund 1,760 5,000 

Total $545,990 $598,620 

Less: Trust Income 3,700 3,820 

National Church 1,800 — 0 — 

Total Other Income 5,500 3,820 

Total for Program Quotas $540,490 $594,800 




Armed Services Commission 

During the past ten months, this 
commission has attempted to revamp 
and revitalize the spirit and the activi- 
ties for which it was created. The prog- 
ress of the Commission has been slow 
but positive. 

Following the reorganization of the 
Commission, a letter was sent to each 
parish and mission requesting personal 
data on each mem- 
ber from that parish 
who was on active 
duty with the armed 
forces. With the in- 
formation received 
from the responses 
thereto, Bishop Fras- 
er was furnished the 
names and addresses 
of 31 men to whom 
Margeson he sent personal Eas- 
ter greetings. Also, 38 men were sent 
Prayer Books and church crosses de- 
signed especially for members of the 
armed forces. Another group of over 
20 such packets were prepared for 
mailing, and a personal Christmas 
greeting written at Diocesan House for 
mailing to all persons for whom the 
information is available. 

This commission is also active in 
supporting the work of Lt. Harvey G. 
"Jerry" Cook, chaplain, USNR, who 
is serving in Danang. Thanks to the 
financial support of the Men of the 
Church and churches in the Raleigh 
area, approximately 100 pounds of 
personal items, such as soap, tooth- 
brushes, combs, etc., and pocketbooks, 
were sent to Jerry for distribution to 
Marines in Danang. In response to an- 
other appeal from Jerry, clothing and 
toys were sent to him for the orphans 
at China Beach Orphanage, Danang, 
and to residents of the nearby lepro- 

Members of this Commission thank 
you for the privilege of having been 
asked to serve in this most necessary 

February 1970 


Communication Activities Are Listed 


Chairman, Department of Stewardship 
and Communication 

The Department of Stewardship and 
Communication has tried this year to 
address itself to the dual responsibili- 
ties with which it is charged. Steward- 
ship and communication are closely re- 
lated and in all efforts this year the 
department has sought to stress this 
close association and meet the needs 
of the Diocese in this area. 

On September 21, 1969, a workshop 
was held for all Every Member Canvass 
chairmen of the Diocese at the Angus 
Barn in Raleigh. This workshop was 
well attended and dealt not only with 
the mechanics of how to conduct a can- 
vass but offered a look at the future of 
the parish and why the parish needs 
support. The canvass chairmen were 
challenged by the Rev. Richard N. 
Ottaway, director of the Church and 
Industry Institute, who made the first 
presentation. Mr. Ottaway spoke on the 
"Future of the Parish and the Every 
Member Canvass." The meeting was 
conducted by the chairman and the ar- 
rangements for the day were made by 
Ben F. Park. 

The second presentation on "Con- 
ducting an Every Member Canvass," 
was made by Joseph H. Wilkinson, 
senior vice-president of Booke and 
Company. Wilkinson offered many in- 
sights into organizing and conducting 
a good canvass. After lunch Bishop 
Moore spoke on the proposed 1970 
Diocesan budget and answered ques- 
tions. Bishop Fraser addressed the 
group about the issues that could be 
raised for canvassers. A brief discus- 
sion followed. 

Reports indicate that the meeting 
was well received and offered helpful 
suggestions to the canvass chairmen. 

The series of warden's luncheons 
which were held at the Diocesan House 
was begun by this Department in 1968. 
After their initial success, the Director 
of Program and the bishops offered 
this series in 1969 to continue the good 
communication between Diocese and 
local parish. The Warden's luncheons 
were well attended by the laymen and 
the meetings met a need for such in- 
formal communications. 

The Department of Stewardship and 
Communication continues to cooperate 


with the National Division of Radio 
and TV in the distribution of programs 
and spot announcements produced by 
the Episcopal Church. We have also 
served as resource to local parishes 
and missions requesting guidance in 

Synod Holds 
June Meeting 
At Sewanee 

Provincial Synod Representative 

The 37th Provincial Synod for the 
Province of Sewanee met at the Uni- 
versity of the South on June 10-13, 

The House of Bishops of the Fourth 
Province had redesigned this session 
of the Synod to include, rather than 
the customary representation, the 
Bishops of the Fourth Province to- 
gether with their "first teams" of plan- 

represented by its bishops; Director of 
Program William Hethcock; Urban 
Crisis Director Nathaniel E. Porter; 
Churchwomen President Margaret Mot- 
singer; and Laymen President Ed Mul- 

The purpose of the Synod was to 
consider and discuss problems and 
opportunities as they may be available 
to the clergy and laity from the several 
dioceses. There was an airing of ways 
of meeting these problems and oppor- 
tunities and methods of procedure. 
Work groups were planned with repre- 
sentation from various dioceses, and 
time was allowed for diocesan groups 
to evaluate suggested solutions as they 
might apply to local situations. 

A secondary purpose of this meeting 
was to experiment with a new format 

ners and leaders. This Diocese was 
the area of radio and television pro- 

We should be receiving soon new 
radio spots from the National Division. 
As soon as these are received we will 
send word to each parish and will offer 
a sampler spot for your local radio sta- 
tion. New television spots (one minute) 
will be offered in the spring. All reports 
indicate that the Episcopal radio and 
TV spots have been widely used and 
have proven to be very successful. 

Ben F. Park and the superb staff of 
The North Carolina Churchman con- 
tinue the excellent publication of our 
diocesan magazine which brings news 
of the church to our homes. Park is also 
quite active in the distribution of news 
releases regarding special events which 
take place in the Diocese and these re- 
leases are distributed through his agen- 
cy to newspapers in North Carolina 
and the adjoining states. Park continues 
to serve as consultant regarding all mat- 
ter of promotion for our Diocese and 
does an excellent job. 

Several "slide film" presentations 
have been made by the Department 
of Stewardship and Communication. 
These are available from the Depart- 
ment Chairman and cover the follow- 
ing areas of diocesan life: the Penick 
Memorial Home; Vade Mecum; and 
Diocesan House, Raleigh. These are 
available with either live or tape re- 
corded commentary for uses in local 
church programming. 

The department is constantly seek- 
ing new and better ways of exercising 
the responsibilities with which it is 
charged and meeting the needs of the 
Diocese of North Carolina in steward- 
ship and communication. Suggestions 
are most welcomed. 

which might be more helpful to dio- 
ceses and might serve as a new purpose 
and thrust for the Synod. 

In actuality, the first purpose, that 
of cross-sectional meetings, was car- 
ried out well, but little information was 
produced in these meetings to suggest 
(at least to the mind of our delegation) 
that this new direction for the Province 
sufficiently supports its continuation to 
justify the expense and line budget 
items for membership. The delegates 
returned to the Diocese with something 
of that frame of mind. 

The Churchman 

Decision On 
Church Union 
Drawing Near 

Chairman, Ecumencial Commission 

This year the Ecumenical Commis- 
sion has been concerned with how it 
might best draw the attention of the 
people in this Diocese to the Episcopal 
church's involvement in the Consulta- 
tion on Church Union. The results of 
last year's diocesan 
survey showed scant 
interest, even in 
studying the matter. 
r ^-~J The Commission is 

L aware that come 
y . / March 1970, when 
^^^L the Consultation is 
, ^^^^Bfc scheduled to present 
WSttM I a P ro P ose d Plan of 

M^^M^H^M Union to the nine- 
Harris member denomina- 
tions for their study, a considerable 
amount of interest will be aroused. In 
brief, COCU will soon be concluding 
the era of discussion and approaching 
the time for decisions to be made. The 
people of our Diocese will be in need 
of information and opportunities to 
learn about COCU and our part in it. 

To this end, the Diocesan Ecumeni- 
cal Commission met last July with 
Peter Day, the Presiding Bishop's ecu- 
menical officer, in order to become 
thoroughly familiar with the status of 
the Consultation. The outcome of this 
meeting was a plan to present the Con- 
sultation to our coming Diocesan Con- 
vention in Salisbury. On the second 
morning of the convention, the Holy 
Communion will be celebrated, using 
the COCU Liturgy authorized for 
special Ecumenical services by our 
General Convention II; and the Rev. 
Stephen Bayne, one of the Episcopal 
church's representatives to COCU, will 
address the Diocesan Convention on 
this topic and answer questions about 

Many of the questions now being 
asked will have to remain unanswered 
until after March 1970 when the Plan 
of Union is due to appear. Therefore, 
since COCU can only be introduced at 
the convention, the Diocesan Ecumeni- 
cal Commission will sponsor a conven- 
tion in May to study the Plan of Union. 

Spring Retreat 

Bishop Thomas A. Fraser will 
serve as leader of the Spring Re- 
treat of the Episcopal Church- 
women of the Diocese at the Ter- 
races, Southern Pines, in April, 
Mrs. Gordon Williams, chairman 
of devotional life for the Church- 
women, has announced. 

The Retreat will begin with 
supper on April 14, and will end 
following breakfast on April 16. 
Reservations, along with a check 
for $15. for each person attend- 
ing, should be sent to Mrs. Wil- 
liams, 103 Liberty Lane, Greens- 
boro, 27410, by April 4. 

At St. Aug. 
Sets Record 

President, St. Augustine's College 

Saint Augustine's College opened 
its 1969-70 school year with 1,109 
students, the largest in its 102-year 
history. These students come from 27 
states and 8 foreign 
countries. Its 75 
member faculty, of 
whom 36 per cent 
hold earned doctor- 
ates, attended and 
were graduated from 
some of America's 
leading universities 
as well as many lead- 
ing foreign ones. The 
Robinson College is operating 
this year, for the first time, formal 
Developmental Education and Differ- 
entiated Curricula Programs. These 
programs provide opportunities for the 
disadvantaged, average and advanced 
entering freshman to move ahead at a 
level consistent with his training and 
ability. It's one of the first programs of 
this type in this State. 

The administration and Board of 
Trustees of the College are "tooling 
up" for a major development cam- 
paign for the College. The campaign 
seeks funds for a new classroom build- 
ing, girls' dormitory, addition of a nata- 
torium (swimming pool) to the existing 
physical education building, new li- 
brary and a fine arts building. Also, 
funds are being sought for student 
scholarships and faculty salaries. 


Acts Listed 

Secretary, The Standing Committee 

The following is a summary of ac- 
tion by the Standing Committee at 11 
meetings in 1969 (through its Novem- 
ber 13, 1969 meeting): 

1. Considered, consented, and ad- 
vised the Bishop to give his consent to: 

(a) Borrowing by, or for, five par- 
ishes and one mission totalling $529,- 
982.53, secured by 
deeds of trust on 

(b) Sales by, or 
for, four parishes 
and two missions, 
totalling $118,000.- 

(c) Election of a 
suffragan bishop for 
the Diocese of Vir- 

(d) Election of a bishop coadjutor 
each for the Dioceses of Georgia, 
Massachusetts, Lexington, West Texas, 
New York, and Nebraska; and the 
Election of a Bishop for the Diocese of 

(e) The ordination and consecration 
of: a suffragan bishop for Diocese of 
Virginia; a bishop coadjutor for each 
of the Dioceses of Eau Claire and 
Georgia; and a bishop for each of the 
dioceses of Wyoming, Southeast Flori- 
da, Southwest Florida, and Hawaii. 

2. Interviewed three applicants for 

3. Recommended: 

(a) One applicant as a postulant for 
Holy Orders, two postulants to become 
candidates for Holy Orders; two candi- 
dates to be ordered deacons; and three 
deacons to be ordered priests. 

4. Served as Council of Advice to 
the Bishop five times. 

5. Considered the wisest manner in 
which to provide housing for the clergy 
and their families; i.e., by providing 
rectories or housing allowances. 

6. Reviewed data from parochial re- 
ports and determined only three con- 
gregations were paying clergymen less 
than the minimum salary. 

7. Placed Standing Committee min- 
utes for the period June 1920 through 
December 1939 in depository of the 
registrar for safe keeping. 

February 1970 


Diocesan Trustees Give Report 
On Gift Property Transactions 

Secretary, Trustees of The Diocese 

The Trustees of the Diocese of 
North Carolina have been concerned 
with the usual duties of the Trustees, 
the execution of deeds and deeds of 
trust where authorized by the Bishop, 
acting by and with the advice and 
consent of the Standing Committeee, 
and the receipt of title to various prop- 
erties given, purchased by or devised 
to the Diocese or its missions. Among 
the properties received are the follow- 

Gift of Lot 10, Block L, Section 2, 
of Farrior Hills, Raleigh, from Richard 
F. McDonald and wife to be held for 
the Diocese; 

Parcels 134 and 135 in the east 
Winston-Salem Urban Renewal Project 
purchased for the benefit of St. Ste- 
phen's Mission; 

from the Estate of 
Mrs. Lena T. Thom- 
as of Henderson for 
the benefit of St. 
John's Episcopal, 

Received % of 
the residuary estate 
of Eliza Bond Gray, 

the income to be Purrington 

used for defraying the expenses of age- 
ing people in the Episcopal Home for 
the Ageing; 

Received the sum of $1,000 under 
the will of Emily Gilliam Gary for the 
benefit of St. Mark's Church, Halifax; 

Received the residuary estate of 
Mrs. Rose P. Moncure to be held for 
indigent people in need selected by All 
Saints Episcopal Church, Hamlet; 

Received quitclaim deed for two 
acres of land, a part of St. 
Mary's Episcopal Church property, 
Eno Township, Orange County. 

The Trustees have conveyed the fol- 
lowing tracts of land: 

Property held for the benefit of St. 
James Episcopal Church, Kannapolis, 
to the wardens and vestry of All Saints 
Episcopal Church, Concord, upon the 
merger of those two congregations; 

Lands in Alamance County held for 
the benefit of Calvary Chapel to the 
Solid Rock Baptist Church, Burlington, 
for $8,000; 

To the Vestry of St. Andrews, 
Parish, Rocky Mount, Lot 13, Bl. D, 
Section 4, Westridge, formerly held for 
the benefit of St. Andrews Mission; 

Lot 12, Block L, Albemarle, 
formerly held for Christ Church Mis- 
sion, to the wardens and vestry of 
Christ Church Parish, Albemarle; 

Deed for 1% acres including the 
church building and cemetery of St. 
Simeon's Mission, Granville County. 

The Trustees have delivered the fol- 
lowing deeds in trust: 

To Alvis A. Lee, trustee for Ameri- 
can Federal Savings & Loan Associa- 
tion, Greensboro, securing $19,200, 
conveying the rectory of the Church of 
the Redeemer, Greensboro; 

To R. L. Scales, trustee, securing the 
sum of $11,482.53 to Winston Mutual 
Life Insurance Pension Trust Fund, 
conveying Lot No. 322, the Rectory of 
St. Stephen's Church, Winston-Salem. 


(Continued from page 5) 

nary gifts in 1969 totalled $25,491 of 
which $11,441 was earmarked for 
"Penick Home Fund" to subsidize 
those who pay less than the going rates. 
Subsidies this year totalled $12,974. 

Our 10-bed infirmary has been 
designated St. Luke's Nursing Wing. 
This will be a separate operation offer- 
ing intermediate nursing care up to 90 
days. A St. Luke's patient will return to 
her room in the Home when restored 
or be transferred to a nursing home if 
the need for long term care is certified 
by her physician and our medical 

It has been obvious for some time 
that we have a duty to provide long 
term nursing care on or near our cam- 
pus. Penick Home, St. Joseph's Hos- 
pital, and Moore County Memorial 
Hospital are currently engaged in a 
study to determine the total health 
needs of the Moore County area. 

The consensus of medical bodies in 
the area is that the administrative re- 
sponsibility for any long term nursing 
facilities recommended would best be 
undertaken by Penick Home. 

New Buildings 
Now Ready 
At Orphanage 

Director, Thompson Orphanage 

The Episcopal Child Care Services 
is presently caring for 78 children 
within its multiple service program. 
There are 48 children in group care 
on the Charlotte campus; 12 children 
in care at the group home in Golds- 
bo ro; 6 in the agency owned foster 

home in Lincoln County; and 12 chil- 
dren in foster homes. The emphasis 
remains on offering a quality program 
to children from broken homes and 
troubled situations. Family rehabilita- 
tion through casework services is the 
ultimate goal. 

Children are accepted into care on 
the basis of priority of need and our 
ability to meet their needs. No child 
will be denied admission on the basis 
of race, nationality, or religion. 

The new campus is being completed 
in stages. The four cottages for chil- 
dren and the residence for the campus 
director were made ready for occu- 
pancy over the Christmas holidays. 
The administration building should be 
ready by the first of February, and 
the activity buildings by February 15. 
The new facilities have been designed 
for maximum flexibility and with an 
eye on the future. There are four cot- 
tages now with a capacity of 48 chil- 
dren. The hub facilities will adequately 
accommodate two additional cottages, 
making a total capacity of 72 children. 
We look to this for the future. 

The financial picture at Thompson 
remains critical. Last year when our 
financial situation was so desperate 
the Church, led by those beautiful 
Churchwomen, rose to the occasion to 
help us end the year in the black. This 


The Churchman 

year's budget is up $33,000 over last 
year's actual cost, yet we have made 
no major increase in services. We are 
concerned that the Church, feeling that 
the crisis is over, will go back to its 
previous level of giving. That would be 

The Episcopal Care Service is an 
arm of the Church. Through this arm 
the Church is reaching out to meet the 
needs of nearly a hundred children 
and their families over the course of a 
year. Their needs are being met with 
quality services, rendered by skilled 
houseparents and social workers, not 
with irrelevant and outmoded services 
so often associated with Church agen- 
cies. Quality services do not come 
cheap, but the Church in the name of 
our Lord cannot afford to offer less. 

Kanuga Drive 
Half Way 
To Its Goal 

Director, Kanuga Conferences 

Kanuga Lake Conferences has just 
completed its first full year of opera- 
tions in its new facilities as a year- 
round Church Con- 
ference Center. It 
was a most reward- 
ing year in every re- 
spect and your pray- 
ers and continued 
support will help 
keep it that way. 
Staff members for 
the 1970 program 
have already been 
obtained. With this 
outstanding group of directors we are 
assured of another full year of inspira- 
tion and guidance for those fortunate 
enough to avail themselves of the joy 
of Kanuga. 

Kanuga Conferences is indeed 
blessed to continue to have the fine 
leadership and dedication of Edgar 
Hartley as executive director. During 
the year an operations superintendant 
was added to the staff. Philip Dietz has 
assumed this position and we are most 
pleased to have a man of his caliber 
and training. 

Ed Voorhees from the Diocese of 
East Carolina has been elected as 
chairman of the Board for the year 

1970. He is the first layman to hold 
this office. The Rt. Rev. John A. Pink- 
ney, Diocese of South Carolina, was 
elected vice-chairman. 

The Kanuga Lake Development 
Fund is making good progress in the 
million-dollar campaign. As of Novem- 
ber 1, there was pledged approximately 
$421,000.00. The continued support of 
the owning diocese and friends of 
Kanuga will assure this goal . . . this 
being not just a goal for dollars, but a 
goal of greater service to the whole 

Pension Fund 
Explains Its 

Chairman, Pension Fund Committee 

The Church Pension Fund Com- 
mittee wishes again to remind all those 
responsible for the payment of pension 
fund assessments that the regulations 
of the Church Pension Fund provide 
that lump sum benefits payable imme- 
diately on death to the widows or sur- 
vivors of clergymen cannot be paid 
after the end of each year until every 
parish in union with the convention of 
that Diocese has paid its proper pen- 
sion assessments for at least six months 
of the previous year. It is, therefore, 
essential that pension fund assessment 
be paid promptly. 

As of December 1, 1969, the Church 
Pension Fund reported grants in force 


for the Diocese of North Carolina as 
follows: Clergymen (1 1 ) — $30,685^ 
20; widows (20)— $32,329.20; chil- 
dren (3) — $2,082.96; total — $65,- 

For the Church as a whole, the 
benefits payable were as follows: Re- 
tired clergymen (1185)— $3,363,070; 
disabled clergymen (229)— $635,844; 

widows (1631)— $2,566,453; children 
(332)— $217,329; total— $6,782,696. 

During the past year benefits for 
surviving dependent children were ex- 
tended one extra year, to age 22, which 
will assist many of these dependents 
in completing their college education. 

The activities of the contributing 
affiliate companies of the Pension Fund 
continue to grow, these being The 
Church Life Insurance Corporation, 
The Church Insurance Company and 
The Church Hymnal Corporation. 

The Church Pension Fund continues 
to emphasize the importance of good 
communications and clear understand- 
ings regarding the operation of the 
fund and encourages clergy, parish 
treasurers and others concerned with 
these matters to ask any questions and 
offer any constructive criticism that 
may seem proper. 


(Continued from page 7) 




Diocese prepare for the trial Eucharis- 
tic liturgy, and to tabulate the responses 
to it. All of the questionnaires that 
have been received are now tabulated, 
and the results have been sent to the 
Standing Liturgical Commission. While 
most people have reservations about 
certain parts of the service, more peo- 
ple in this Diocese expressed general 
approval of it than expressed disap- 

Those who took the trouble to fill 
out a questionnaire should know that 
their ideas are being taken seriously. 
The special General Convention of 
1969 authorized eight minor changes in 
the trial liturgy, all reflecting response 
already received by the Standing Li- 
turgical Commission. All but one of 
these changes had been strongly rec- 
ommended by the people of this Dio- 

The 1970 General Convention will 
be asked to approve the use of a com- 
pletely revised version of the trial 

February 1970 


Survey Shows Interest of N.C. Laymen 

President, Layman's Association 

All laymen of the Diocese of North 
Carolina are considered members of 
the Laymen's Association of the Dio- 
cese. It is the intention of the presently 
elected officers for the 1969-70 year 
to provide programs which speak to the 
issues within our Church today and to 
make the activities of the Association 
known to a greater number of the lay- 
men through better communications. 

In mid-January, 1969, a survey of 
1,000 of the approximately 10,000 Di- 
ocesan laymen was made to determine 
the interests of the laymen and ques- 
tion the critical needs which the Di- 
ocesan association could serve. Positive 
answers were received by return-ad- 
dressed postcards from approximately 
115 of the one thousand laymen who 
were polled. 

The major activities of the Diocesan 
Laymen's Association this year have 
included : 

1. Laymen's Convention which was 
held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church 
in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bishop 
Fraser was in attendance, and the main 
speaker was Horace "Bones" McKin- 
ney. He outlined a new program which 
the North Carolina Prisons System is 
proposing to undertake with released 
prisoners. This program involves a lay 
person getting to know a prisoner on a 
one-to-one basis prior to his release 
and the same individual helping his re- 
spective prisoner primarily as a confi- 
dant and person who might help the 
former prisoner obtain a job after his 
release. Mr. McKinney requested the 
assistance of the Diocesan Laymen in 
this program. 

2. Laymen's Conference which was 
held at Vade Mecum Camps and Con- 
ference Center on June 20-22, 1969. 
The speaker for the Conference was 
Clifford H. Hodges, president of the 
Institute of Human Persuasion at Gas- 
tonia. His talks were on the theme, 
"The Art of Human Persuasion in 
Christian Living." 

3. Disbursement of Laymen's Thank 
Offering funds totaling $2,900 to wor- 
thy recipients within and outside the 

4. The fall planning meeting of the 
officers and directors on September 
26-27, 1969, at The Terraces in South- 
ern Pines. The purpose of this meeting 
was to make initial plans for the Lay- 

men's Convention to be held in Win- 
ston-Salem on Sunday, March 1, 1970. 
The officers and directors agreed that 
the major service which the Laymen's 
Association could perform for the Dio- 
cese through their convention was to 
have a speaker who was a lay member 

Meets Throughout Year: 

Secretary, Diocesan Council 

In accordance with Section 8 of 
Canon XVI, the Diocesan Council sub- 
mits this report to the 154th Annual 
Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina, and incorporates herein by 
reference the several reports of the de- 
partments of the Diocesan Council as 
published in the February, 1970, issue 
of The North Carolina Church- 

The Diocesan Council held four 
regular meetings and two special called 
meetings between the Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1969 and the Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1970. 

May 27, 1969 

The Council adopted a report of the 
Study Commission on Youth Repre- 

sentation of the Council that four 
young people be invited to attend 
Council meetings during the year with 
seat and voice but with no vote, and 
that the experience be evaluated and 
reported at the November meeting. 

The salary scale for office employees 
and mission priests was revised, to be- 
come effective January 1, 1970. A 
minimum salary of $6,000 was set for 
mission priests. 

Delegates to Synod and special dele- 

of our National Church's Executive 
Council. This speaker would be asked 
to speak concerning the National 
Church, its organization, authority, and 
program, particularly with respect to 
how it affects the individual layman at 
the parish level. 

gates to Special General Convention II 
representing women, ethnic minorities 
and young people were elected. 

A special meeting of the Council on 
June 30 was set to consider the chap- 
laincy program in the Chapel Hill and 
the University of North Carolina com- 

June 30, 1969 

After discussion of the question of 
the chaplaincy program in Chapel Hill, 
provision was made for a three-year 
experimental program for the college 
chaplaincy and for an advisory board to 
work with the chaplain and Bishop in 
this program. 

A proposed program providing for 
an Episcopal chaplain at North Caro- 
lina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, 
was also adopted. 

In other business, a plan of organi- 
zation of the Council for the coming 
year was adopted. 

September 12, 1969 

On recommendation of the Depart- 
ment of Finance, a new basic hospital- 
medical-surgical insurance program to 
become effective January 1, 1970, was 
adopted for providing for a substanti- 
ally better basic coverage than the plan 
currently in force. An increase in life 
insurance coverage afforded clergy and 
employees of the Diocese from $2,000 
to $3,000 was approved, also to be ef- 
fective January 1, 1970. 

The proposed diocesan budgets for 
1970 in the amount of $162,869 for 
the Episcopal Maintenance Budget and 
$598,620 for the Church's Program 
Budget were adopted. 

The resignation of D. Edward Hudg- 
ins as a member of the Council was 
(Continued on page 15) 

Here's A Review Of '69 Actions 
By Council Of N. C. Diocese 


The Churchman 

Changing ...Yef Unchanged: Parish Records 

St. Mary's Junior College At St. Paul's 

Prepares For Next 1 30 Yrs. Among The Best 

President, St. Mary's 

A New Year, a new decade — and 
St. Mary's Junior College is dedicated 
to a time of progress and change. 

Yet, "St. Mary's is changing, yet 
remains unchanged, and that is the way 
we want it." 

Change? Yes! In the past six months 
five new faculty members have been 
added to the staff, students have been 
given voice and vote on key decision- 
making bodies, rules and restrictions 
have been up-dated, and a new presi- 
dential residence is nearly complete. 

Change? Yes! A review of manage- 
ment and development of the venerable 
130-year-old school has recently been 
completed by the firm of Cresap, Mc- 
Cormick and Paget. Trustees and com- 
mittees will review the findings and a 
multi-million dollar development pro- 
gram will be announced in the spring. 

Change? Yes! There is a new spirit 
of concern, excitement and interest on 
the campus and in alumnae circles. 
The 70's promise to be a time of re- 
newal, a time of bold and imaginative 

In part this describes the spirit of 
St. Mary's at this critical moment in 

Yet, much is unchanged! Across the 
board, administration, faculty and stu- 
dents are determined to see that this 

Unchanged is the base on which this 
historic institution rests. Since its be- 
ginning as a church school in the 
1840's, St. Mary's has held Jesus Christ 
at the center. The community is Chris- 
tian, caring, involved, concerned. 
There will be no deviation from this. 

Unchanged is the tradition that has 
long been the glory of the school. A 
place where young women learn and 
grow in a community sure of its moral 
base, steeped in values all too fre- 
quently abandoned in this age. The 
young woman at St. Mary's is a "lady," 
she knows what this means, and re- 
fuses to surrender this proud heritage. 

Unchanged is the spirit of the place. 
Enthusiastic, warm, gracious are only 
a few of the words one finds in de- 
scribing St. Mary's in the 70's. New 

February 1970 

buildings, short skirts, student power 
are things and concepts brought into 
the historic tradition of this institution. 

Unchanged is the stress on academic 
excellence. Wherever the St. Mary's 
girl goes on to finish her education, she 
goes well prepared. There is a founda- 
tion and structure to education. Great 
emphasis is placed here. 

Briefly this is the story. Changing 
yet unchanged. Change will be respon- 
sible, not indulging the tendency to 
change for the sake of change. The un- 
changing undergirding of the school is 
a holding at the center. It is the refusal 
of surrender to a reckless phase with 
which modern society is struggling to- 

St. Mary's Junior College is turning 
to friends in and out of the Church, 
seeking their support to make possible 
a decade of renewal and progress. 


(Continued from page 14) 
accepted and Harold Webb was elected 
to fulfill his unexpired term. 

October 31, 1969 

A special called meeting of the Coun- 
cil was held to determine if there was 
a division in the Diocese resulting from 
a grant made to Malcolm X Libera- 
tion University from the General Con- 
vention Speical Program, and if this 
were so, to determine what action the 
Council wished to take. After a full 
discussion of the grant, a resolution 
was adopted, expressing the confidence 
of the Council in the judgment of the 
Bishop and the Urban Crisis Advisory 
Committee, but urgently requesting the 
Executive Council of the Church to 

Diocesan Historiographer 

In the course of the past year work 
has continued on the preparation of 
the projected History of the Church in 
North Carolina for publication. Many 
requests for information concerning 
former clergymen of this Diocese, and 
for facts about certain parishes have 
been answered so far as materials per- 

This fall I visited St. Paul's Church, 
Winston-Salem, where I had the pleas- 
ure of examining the best arranged and 
preserved collection of parochial rec- 
ords that I have found anywhere. These 
records and other memorabilia have 
been painstakingly brought together 
over the years by Miss Rosalie Wilson 
of that parish. She has collected not 
only parochial materials but pertinent 
records relating to the Diocese. The 
collection is housed and well displayed 
in two rooms located in the tower of 
the church. 

review its procedures to allow more 
adequate time for local bishops and 
their advisors to consider applications 
and also to allow time for the Diocesan 
Council to be informed of such re- 

November 23-24, 1969 

The matter of a grant from the Gen- 
eral Convention Special Program to 
Malcolm X Liberation University was 
discussed by the Council with Charles 
Bound, visitor from the Executive 
Council of the Episcopal Church, and 
the Bishop reported on the results of 
his correspondence with the Director of 
the General Convention Special Pro- 
gram regarding the action of the Coun- 
cil taken at the called meeting on Oc- 
tober 31. After hearing these reports, 
the Council voted to have the exchange 
of correspondence furnished to Bishop 
Stephen Bayne with a request that it 
be presented to the Executive Council 
and with copies to Mr. Bound so that 
he could report on the feeling and 
wishes of the Diocesan Council in re- 
gard to the handling of General Con- 
vention Special Program grants. 


What's National Church Up To? 

Laymen Schedule March 1 Convention 

Board Of 



Board of Examining Chaplains 

The Examining Chaplains are ap- 
pointed annually by the Bishop from 
among the diocesan clergy (being 
"learned Presbyters," according to the 
national Church's canons) , and his ap- 
pointment is con- 
mKNBtmk firmed by the dioce- 
I san convention. 

Jfe%-ytjaf- Our canonical role 
is two-fold: To cer- 
jk*?r* I tify to the Bishop, 
^^Mt^jfc^ before a man is ac- 
JB cepted as a postu- 
I lant, that he is aca- 
| I demically qualified 

BHB^MI^HHI to study for Holy 
Sherman Orders (a function 
that the Chairman performs on behalf 
of the Board in this Diocese); and to 
examine the Candidate in various disci- 
plines specified by the canons, with a 
favorable report in each field being 
necessary before he can be ordained 
to the diaconate. 

Since our last convention report, the 
Board of Examining Chaplains has 
agreed upon a change in emphasis in 
the examinations. While the written 
examinations are still concerned pri- 
marily with discovering the extent of 
the candidate's knowledge in the re- 
quired fields, the emphasis in the oral 
examinations is now primarily on the 
candidate's ability to use this knowl- 
edge: to put it together, crossing dis- 
ciplinary lines; to bring it to bear on 
contemporary problems of man and 
society; to deal in a cohesive and 
unitary fashion with the major ques- 
tions facing a clergyman in today's 

Since the preparation of our last re- 
port, we have examined Messrs. Ed- 
ward M. Covert and J. Pickett Miles in 
December and again in June, and find- 
ing them satisfactory in all subjects, 

... On Executive Council 

The Annual Convention of the Lay- 
men's Association of the Diocese of 
North Carolina will be held at the new 
Convention Center in Winston-Salem 
on Sunday, March 1. The laymen of 
the Winston-Salem churches will serve 
as hosts. All laymen in the Diocese are 
invited and encouraged to pool rides 
for the trip to Winston-Salem for what 
promises to be an informative and in- 
spirational Convention. 

The highlights of the Convention will 
be the Communion Service, remarks by 
Bishops Fraser and Mdore and a talk 
by Charles M. Crump of Memphis, 
who is a member of the Executive 
Council of the National Episcopal 
Church and member of the Joint Com- 
mittee on Arrangements for the 1970 
General Convention to be held in Hou- 
ston, Texas. 

Crump was elected vice president of 
the House of Deputies for the 62nd 
General Convention held in Seattle, 
Washington, in 1967. He has been 
asked to speak on the subject of Our 
National Church — its organization, au- 
thority, and program, particularly with 

have recommended them to the Bishop 
for ordination to the diaconate. In 
August, we began the examination of 
those candidates beginning their senior 
year: Messrs. Thorn W. Blair, Jr., John 
Moulton, II, and W. Reed Wood, Jr. 

respect to how it affects the individual 
layman at the parish level. He will 
have attended a meeting of the Execu- 
tive Council just ten days prior to the 
convention and will be able to pre- 
sent first hand knowledge of current 
actions of that body. He has indicated 
that he will be available for a ques- 
tion-and-answer period following his 

The tentative Convention program 
is outlined below for the benefit of 
those who will attend: 

10:00 a.m. — Registration and so- 
cial hour with coffee and doughnuts in 
the Convention Center lobby 

11:00 a.m. — Service of Holy Com- 
munion with sermon by Bishop Fraser 

12:15 p.m. — Business session with 
reports by Diocesan Laymen's Associa- 
tion officers; report of Nominating 
Committee and election of 1970-71 of- 
ficers; and remarks by Bishops Fraser 
and Moore 

12:50 p.m. — Buffet Luncheon 

2:00 p.m. — Talk by Charles M. 

3:00 p.m. — Benediction by Bishop 

Commenting on the March 1 Win- 
ston-Salem gathering, Laymen's As- 
sociation President E. T. Mulvey said: 

"The officers of the Laymen's As- 
sociation feel that this program will 
speak to an issue which concerns many 
lay people in our Church . . . our re- 
lationship with our National Church 
. . . and to our theme for this year: 
'Get the Facts and Get Involved'. Ad- 
ditional information and details con- 
cerning the convention will be for- 
warded to each parish and mission dur- 
ing early February in the form of a 
'flyer' for the church bulletin board, 
announcement for the Sunday leaflet, 
and return-addressed postcard for use 
in obtaining an approximation of num- 
ber of laymen who will attend the Con- 
vention from each church." 

The leader and subject for the Di- 
ocesan Laymen's Conference to be held 
at our Vade Mecum Conference Cente 
in the Sauratown Mountains from F" 
day evening, June 19 thru Sunday 
June 21 will be announced at the 
March convention. Laymen will be re- 
quested to make advanced registrations 
for the conference in the lobby during 
the convention. 


March 1970 


Here is a view of the stage during the opening of 
the 154th annual convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina in Kepple Auditorium on the campus of 
Catawba College at Salisbury. Seated in the fore- 
ground (from left) are: the Rt. Rev. Robert W . Stop- 
ford, bishop of London; the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. 
Fraser, Jr., bishop of the Diocese; and the Rt. Rev. 
W . Moultrie Moore, suffragan bishop of the Diocese. 
At the lectern is Gordon Earle of St. Luke's Church 
in Salisbury, general chairman of the committee on 
arrangements. Standing to his right in the back- 
ground is the Rev. Uly H. Gooch, rector of the host 
parish. • « 



™ Churchman 

Moment of Truth 

Following is a pastoral letter from the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, 
bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, for reading at services through- 
out the Diocese on Sunday, February 15. 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

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The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

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Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 
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To the clergy and laity of the Diocese: 

The 154th Diocesan Convention will go down in history as a moment of 
truth for Episcopalians in the Diocese of North Carolina. We will either move 
with zeal and urgency toward the goals we set and in carrying out the de- 
cisions we made, or we will slowly and unconsciously deteriorate into a 
quiet and unnoticed museum piece. 

The delegates reaffirmed their intention to be involved in the problems of 
the poor by the support they gave to the report of our own Urban Crisis 
Committee and in the funding of their program in the 1970 budget. At the 
same time the delegates expressed their objection to the procedures of the 
General Convention Special Program but showed restraint in not further re- 
ducing the acceptance of our National Church Program Quota beyond the 
recommendation of the Diocesan Council. 

Saint Augustine's College received the unquestioned support of the delegates 
in their response to the President's report and in allocating $14,000 to the 
college's operating budget. This is the largest financial support ever given by 
the Diocese to this predominantly Negro and church-related college. 

Other actions that clearly represented the wishes of the majority were: A 
canonical change so our young people may have a voice and vote in the 
decision-making of the Church; I^ee Doolittle, eighteen years of age and a 
communicant of Saint Andrew's Parish in Greensboro, was elected to the 
Diocesan Council; more representation was given to Negro communicants on 
diocesan boards and institutions, Prezell R. Robinson of Saint Augustine's 
Chapel, Raleigh, was elected to the Standing Committee, Cecil L. Patterson 
of Saint Titus Church, Durham, was elected to the Board of the Thompson 
Orphanage, and Dr. Arthur F. Jackson of the Church of the Redeemer, Greens- 
boro, was elected to the Diocesan Council; and there was a clear determination 
that the voices of dissent from the people in the pews shall be heard. 

It is obvious that the delegates to this convention moved the Diocese in a new 
direction. The question now is where do we go from here and how quickly 
do we move. 

The answer to this question depends on our ability to deal with our dif- 
ferences. Our dissent must be turned into constructive action or frustration and 
hostility will pervert honest dissent into arrogance and defiance. 

Those congregations who have not responded to their quotas or who ac- 
cepted their quota in part must in good faith reappraise their earlier decision. 
Those churchmen who have so vigorously protested black separatism must now 
act to eliminate white separatism. We have shown signs of a desire to be open 
to change and to speak the truth. The difficult task facing all of us is to speak 
the truth in love. Whether we come out of this convention renewed and 
strengthened depends on whether we keep faith with what we have said and 

May God by the power of His Holy Spirit raise us to a new and vigorous 
life so we can get on with His work to be servants to all mankind. 

Faithfully in Christ, 

Thomas A. Fraser, Jr., Bishop 
Diocese of North Carolina 


The Churchman 

In 154th Convention At Salisbury: 

Delegates Heed Bishop's Challenge 
To Debate, To Plan And To Witness 

Churchman Editorial Board 

The 154th Annual Convention of the Diocese of North Carolina heeded the call 
issued by Bishop Fraser in the closing words of his address: "Let each delegate use 
this time honestly and resolutely, to face the future with determination, to assume an 
active role in the Church, and to debate, to plan and to witness to Jesus the Christ." 

As the convention unfolded, it struc- 
tured itself roughly into four broad 
areas. These were dissent with the Gen- 
eral Convention's Special Program 
grant to Malcolm X University; Con- 
sultation on Church Union; the 
Church's program budget; and involve- 
ment of laity in diocesan decisions. 

The call for consideration of these 
issues was set forth in the Bishop's 
address. Their presentation came in 
various forms, from various persons. 
Action by the delegates also took vari- 
ous forms — nominations and elec- 
tions, canonical and constitutional 
changes, and resolutions and motions 
of all sorts and conditions. 

First call for action from Bishop 
Fraser was for consideration of the 
consequences of the Malcolm X Uni- 
versity grant. 

"The grant to Malcolm X Lzft- 
emtion University has put into 
clear focus the differences among 
us. . . . It has caused us to look 
at ourselves and what we have not 
done to solve race relations and 
to reconcile differences between 
people. We have been forced to 
look at ourselves and our parishes 
and institutions, and ask whom we 

Action on this issue nearly pre- 
ceded the presentation when, at the 
beginning of the first session J. Mel- 
ville Broughton of Raleigh moved con- 
sideration of the budget on the first 
day. Its place on the agenda was set 
for the following morning. This would 
have meant that consideration of the 
budget would precede, among other 
things, the presentation of the diocesan 
Urban Crisis Committee of the history 
of its involvement in the controversial 

grant and the special points of view it 
represented. Mr. Broughton's motion 
was defeated, but a compromise was 
reached on agreement to present the 
budget at the end of the first day's 



session, with discussion of issues and 
voting left at the appointed place on 
the agenda. 

Mason Thomas, Jr., assistant direc- 
tor of the Institute of Government, 
Chapel Hill, and chairman of the Ur- 
ban Crisis Committee, presented its 
members to the convention. Back- 
ground of the committee, its history 
and future plans were outlined by the 
Rev. Nathaniel Porter, St. Titus, Dur- 

Malcolm X 

ham, who is director of the Diocese's 
Urban Crisis Program. Summarizing 
his remarks Mr. Porter concluded that 
the central core of the problem is 
racism. He expressed confidence that 
Episcopalians in this diocese, being re- 
sponsible people in decision-making 
positions, could work to bring about 
the political, social and economic 
changes which would solve the prob- 

Three black members of the com- 
mittee, all from Durham, told of how it 
feels to be black in a white society. As 
Howard Clement, an officer of the 

North Carolina Mutual Insurance Co., 
put it: "We have tried to describe the 
innermost feelings of a man who has 
been denied because of the color of 
his skin. What the urban crisis is about 
is black," he said, "but I am an Ameri- 
can, I live an American, I will die an 
American and I want to be treated as 
an American. We intend to be treated 
as Americans by whatever means are 
available to us." 

Mrs. Rosamond Cox, a housewife, 
noted that things have not changed 
essentially for blacks since World War 
II, and said that "As Episcopalians I 
hope we can find wisdom to take up the 
wise direction and not stay on the self- 
destructive course on which we find 

Dr. Charles Johnson, a Durham 
physician, reviewed his personal feel- 
ings of being black and said that he 
believed that "most of the white ma- 
jority are totally unaware of the in- 
justices." We must, he concluded 
"prayerfully search our hearts and 
minds and souls, and dedicate our- 
selves to solving the urban crisis prob- 

R. Mayne Albright, Raleigh at- 
torney, stressed that the urban crisis is 
"real and deep and wide and here to 
stay until it is solved and solved in the 
right way." Legal discrimination, he 
said, "is almost gone but we must help 
them achieve equal status in freedom 
and recognition and dignity as indi- 
viduals. The challenge to all of us is 
that we stretch our minds a little; 
stretch out our hands a little further; 
go the extra mile." 

Dr. Cecil Patterson, dean at North 
Carolina Central University Durham, 
dealt with the differences in the 
diocesan approach to the urban crisis 
problem and the attitude of the Gen- 

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eral Convention's Special Program. 
"The real problem," he said, "lies in 
who shall control the solution — the 
victims or the savers." The response 
of the GCSP, he went on, is "We trust 
you to solve"; the Diocese says "We 
will solve." The GCSP says "you need 
education and training and we will help 
you get it"; the Diocese says, "get it 
at somebody else's institutions." He 
concluded with the prayer that "The 
same God who guided the General 
Convention at Seattle will guide you 
and make life as good for the people 
caught in the urban crisis as life is for 

William Thorp, Rocky Mount at- 
torney, spoke of the Malcolm X grant, 
and how the committee reached the 
decision that it met the GCSP guide- 
lines. "We knew the explosive effect of 
a grant to an institution with Malcolm 
X as its patron saint and Howard Fuller 
in charge," he began. "We did our best 
to learn all the facts. . . . We under- 
stood this was risk money, that the 
church was willing to gamble on the 
efforts of the black society to solve 
the problems of the black society." 
He explained how compliance with 
each guideline was explored and 

judged adequately met. The committee 
thought, he concluded, that this would 
give the Diocese its chance to explore 
racism from an institutional standpoint, 
and the effect it has on the people in 
our community. "After we have done 
that we will be in a better position to 
judge the program. The people want 
to be able to see what goes on in the 
Diocese and the Church and from this 
convention you can see that the Urban 
Crisis Program can bring real informa- 
tion to the Diocese." 

Action in this area of relationship 

COCU Plan 

with the National Church and the 
GCSP resulted in a number of resolu- 
tions. Among those passed were two 
brought out by the resolutions commit- 
tee as composites of a number of simi- 
lar resolutions given to them from the 
floor. Both "memorialized" the 1970 
General Convention meeting in Hous- 
ton, Texas in the Fall, for change in 
procedures for awarding grants. The 
first dealt with proposed revision of 
precedures of the GCSP to insure that 
each bishop be fully informed of pro- 
posed projects prior to any action; the 

second, to allow every bishop to con- 
sent to any grant made for a project in 
his jurisdiction. (See full text of resolu- 
tions on page 10.) A similar resolution 
directed to the Bishop of this Diocese, 
expressed approval of and directed 
continuance of the practice of insisting 
that documents concerning the pro- 
posals and appraisals of GCSP proj- 
ects be furnished him. (See full text of 
resolutions on page 10.) 

"And now to a second subject 
that has caused feelings of dissent 
but which has lost some of its fire 
in the wake of the GCSP grants, 
and that is the Consultation on 
Church Union. In March of this 
year, the delegates of the nine 
communions will announce a plan 
for Church Union. . . . If you 
have missed what has been hap- 
pening on the ecumenical scene, 
now is the time to catch up and to 
prepare for decisions that will 
have to be faced in the not too 
distant future." 

The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Robert 
W. Stopford, bishop of London, pre- 
sented to the convention at an evening 


The Churchman 

service in beautiful Catawba College 
Chapel a look at the picture of the 
whole Anglican Communion. He said 
that Christians ought to be concerned 
with breaking down barriers. A di- 
vided church cannot cure a divided 
world, he said. Incidentally, Bishop 
Stopford, who noted that his own 
diocesan convention is imminent, sat 
through every moment of the two-day 

On Saturday morning, in the same 
chapel, there was a celebration of the 
Lord's Supper, using the liturgy de- 
signed for a United Church by COCU. 
Following that service the Rt. Rev. 
Stephen Bayne, former Anglican 
executive officer, presently vice-presi- 
dent of our Executive Council and a 
member of our delegation to COCU, 
spoke to the convention on the history 
of COCU, its purpose, and its present 
status. The final report which will 
come in March, he said, will be pre- 
sented to the General Convention at 
Houston. Probability is that it will then 
be referred to the individual churches 
for study and consideration. He urged 
close attention and study of this docu- 

No concrete action was taken by the 
convention in this area. However, the 
Rev. J. E. C. Harris of Durham, chair- 
man of the Diocese's Ecumenical Com- 
mission, noted that following the ap- 
pearance of the Plan of Union from 
COCU in March, the Commission will 
sponsor, in May' a convention to study 
the plan. He urged wide participation 
in this event. 

"A third item on the agenda, 
which is essential to the future of 
the Diocese, is the Church's Pro- 
gram Budget. At the present 
we have acceptances which are 

$163,988.62 short of our goal 

The deficit is an expression of 

. . . Presents Budget 

dissent and must be recognized 
for what it is. . . . I feel the 
Diocese has one of two options 
. . . to accept the National Church 
quota in full and go back . . . 
and raise the necessary money for 
our diocesan program; or to direct 
the dissent to those areas of the 
budget where that dissent was in- 
tended to be expressed . . . the 
National Church and the Bishop 
of the Diocese. It is my opinion 
that anything else would be an 
evasion of the issue, and failure to 
confront the basic issue at this 
time would leave the Diocese with 
a lingering and malignant illness." 

The budget, presented to the con- 

Program Budget 

vention by C. Daniel Shelburne, chair- 
man of the Department of Finance, 
was one revised by the Diocesan Coun- 
cil from the 1970 proposed budget. It 

cut the quota for the National Church 
Program from $193,906 to $115,852 
(a 40 per cent cut), it eliminated the 
Provincial Church Program. It also 
reduced the diocesan program as fol- 
lows: Cut drastically funds for Hos- 
pital - Chaplains; eliminated Vade 
Mecum; cut The Churchman from 
$13,000 to $2,840; cut the grants to 
St. Augustine's in half; and eliminated 
those to St. Mary's, Kanuga, Thomp- 
son Orphanage, University of the 
South and the National Council of 
Churches (See Budget on page 10.) 
representing a 20 per cent cut. 

Mr. Shelburne said that this budget 
was a compromise, satisfactory to no 
one, but "we just do not have the 
money now to do the job in this 

In the question period following the 
presentation of the budget (discussion 
and voting were delayed until the fol- 
lowing day), Bishop Fraser said that 
holding back the dollars is not going to 
change the program of the National 
Church. "The General Convention 
voted this program. This is the pro- 
gram the majority of the people in the 
Episcopal Church wanted. If we hold 
back, and the other Confederate states 
do, then I think the money to the 
GCSP will be increased." In answer to 
another question he stated: "When you 
begin to practice restricted pledges you 
can mark the day when the spiritual 
quality of your parish begins to de- 
teriorate. The fact that we haven't got 
the money for this doesn't disturb me. 
What disturbs me is what is happening 
to us spiritually. What will happen if 
we become a white sepulcher? . . . 
This is where the mistake is being 
made. I think the General Convention 
program is a great one — but poorly 
managed. ... If you want to be 
Christian — the whole Christian gos- 
pel is not based on dollars but on what 

. . . States Its Case 

March 1970 


you give up. You cannot live and act 
segregated and still believe in the Holy 
Catholic Church." 

Before discussion of the budget the 
convention recognized Dr. Prezell R. 
Robinson, president of St. Augustine's 
College, to make a plea for his institu- 
tion. "We believe it is a part of our 
commitment," he said, "to accept dis- 
advantaged young people who repre- 
sent crude raw material, and try in 
five or six years to turn out 
a product which can perform effec- 
tively in a changing society. . . . We 
have always operated on a subsistence 
level. Our hope is to operate on such a 
level as to do the job that will let our 
students compete with students from 
more advantaged institutions." 

St. Augustine's through the years 
has always been financially anemic, he 
continued, "and now we will be in ex- 
treme financial hardship, especially if 
the National Church appropriation of 
$200,000 is cut. . . . This morning in 
the face of cut-backs in funds from the 
Federal Government and maybe the 
National Church I present to you a 
challenge — an opportunity in this day 
and time in our history to invest in an 
institution that will pay great dividends 
in the years that lie ahead." 

At the conclusion of his remarks 
Bishop Moore offered a resolution 
memorializing the General Convention 
to continue and increase its support of 
our Negro Colleges; St. Augustine's in 
North Carolina, St. Paul's in Virginia, 
and Voorhees College in South Caro- 
lina. (See resolutions on page 10.) 

Presenting the budget for discussion 
and vote on the second morning, Mr. 

. . . Makes Her Point 

Shelburne urged the delegates to go 
back home and ask for more money; 
to not consider deficit financing with 
an unbalanced budget or money from 
the reserves. "We have to face the is- 
sue," he said, "are we going to pay the 
price for our program." Before Mr. 
Shelburne moved the consideration of 
the budget a motion was made by 
David Evans of Durham to consider 
each item of the budget separately. 
There followed several substitute mo- 
tions, and amendments, including Mr. 
Shelburne's motion for consideration of 
the revised budget, and one by Robert 
Merritt of Mt. Airy for an amended 
budget. Mr. Merritt proposed to restore 
the cuts in the revised budget to Vade 
Mecum, The Churchman, St. Augus- 
tine's, and St. Mary's, with a proposed 

deficit of $40,606, to come from the 
reserve fund. After lengthy arguments 
on all sides of the question, Mr. Mer- 
ritt's motion was defeated. 

Agreement on the budget was finally 
reached on a motion presented by the 
Rev. Thomas J. C. Smyth of Greens- 
boro, acting as spokesman for a group 
including the Rev. Downs Spitler of 
Winston-Salem; H. Gilliam Nicholson 
and Joseph B. Cheshire, Jr., of Ra- 
leigh, and J. Emmett Sebrell of Char- 
lotte. They moved for adoption of the 
revised budget with these changes: Op- 
erating expenses for Vade Mecum, cut; 
The Churchman, $11,500 (1969 fig- 
ure); World Mission Task Force, cut; 
St. Augustine's $14,000; St. Mary's, 
$7,000, Contingent Fund $172. The 
motion asked that the deficit of $20,- 

Here's Convention-Revised Budget 

(Editor's Note: Here in the column of figures at right in the table below is 
the program budget adopted at the recent diocesan convention in Salisbury. 
The first column of figures represents the original budget as proposed last 
fall. The center column of figures is the budget as revised by the Diocesan 
Council on January 17, 1970 . . . based on a $160,000 deficiency in quota 
acceptances by parishes and missions of the Diocese.) 

Proposed Revised Revised 
1970 1/17/70 Convention 

I. National Church Program $193,906 $115,852 $115,852 

II. Provincial Church Program 

III. Diocesan Church Program 

A. Clergy, Secretaries, Office Expense 

1. Director of Program 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 

(b) Travel 

(c) Secretary 

2. Director of Racial & Urban Affairs 

(a) Salary Supplement 

(b) Travel 

(c) Secretary 

(d) Office Expense 

3. Mission Priests 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 

(b) Travel 

4. College Chaplains 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 

(b) Secretaries 

(c) Office Expenses 

5. Hospital Chaplains 

(a) Salary, Housing, Utilities 

(b) Secretaries 

(c) Office Expenses 

(d) Travel 

(e) Training Program 

B. Special Ministries 

1. Urban Crisis Program 

2. College Work Program 

3. Christ the King Center Program.. 

4. Episcopal Young Churchmen 

5. Christian Education 


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660 be taken from the Church's Pro- 
gram Reserve Fund, and that the 
Diocesan Council restore money to this 
reserve as additional monies come in. 
The motion was carried. 

The Episcopal Maintenance Fund 
Budget as proposed for 1970 was 
passed without objection. 

"Finally — to involve the laity 
in the problems and decision- 
making of the Diocese. In the tur- 
moil of these past four months I 
I have been amazed at how badly 
we have failed. . . . No human 
institution can survive on one-man 
decision - making. Each {clergy 
and laity) has his valid contribu- 
tion to make to the life of the 
whole church. There will be dis- 

agreement, but it will be healthy, 
wholesome and constructive dis- 
agreement which will provide a 
united, fruitful and prosperous 
discipleship in the name of our 

There was no formal presentation 
made in this area, but action took the 
form of nominations more carefully 
considered than usual, elections more 
closely contested. Several items from 
the report of the Committee on Con- 

Lay Involvment 

stitutions and Canons touched on this, 
giving more voice and vote to the 
young people of the Diocese. A con- 
stitutional amendment, adopted on 
second reading, reduced the age of 

Christian Social Relations. 
Conference Centers 
(a) VadeMecum 


(b) The Terraces 

8. Stewardship & Communication. 

9. Ecumenical Commission 

10. Liturgical Commission 

11. Chaplains' Discretionary Funds. 

12. World Mission Task Force 

C. Grants 

3. Kanuga 

4. Thompson Orphanage — 0 — 

5. University of the South — 0 — 

6. N. C. Council of Churches 3,131 

7. United Campus Ministries 

(a) UNC-Charlotte 

(b) Central N. C. University. 

(c) A & T College , 1,400 


1. Property Maintenance 13,000 

2. Moving Clergy 4,000 

3. Group Hospitalization 24,250 

4. Clergy Pensions 27,000 

5. Lay Employees Pensions... 

6. Special Pensions 

7. Social Security 

8. Miscellaneous Committee 

Contingent Fund 5,000 

Total $598,620 

Less: Trust Income 

National Church 


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Total Other Income- 
Total for Program Quotas $594,800 $433,907 $450,471 


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those adult communicants eligible to 
vote to 17 years. Another reduced the 
age of those eligible for election as 
delegates to the diocesan convention 
from 21 to 17. An amendment to 
Canon 16 increased the membership 
of the Diocesan Council by adding 
three young people. Another canonical 
change authorized the establishment of 
junior or associate vestries. 

Just prior to the close of the con- 
vention at 6 p.m. on Saturday, an 
invitation was received from the clergy 
and churches of Durham to meet there 
in 1971, possibly on the campus of 
Duke University. Christ Church, Ra- 
leigh, had earlier invited the conven- 
tion for 1972. 

Committee Listed 

Following is the committee on 
arrangements from St. Luke's, 
Salisbury, host for the recent 
154th diocesan convention: 

Host rector, the Rev. Uly H. 
Gooch; general chairman, Gor- 
don Earle; hospitality chairman, 
Mrs. Wilson Moser; lodging 
chairman, Edward Clement; reg- 
istration chairman, Richard Mes- 
singer; food chairman, Robert 
Kello; printing chairmen, Mr. and 
Mrs. Joe Roberts; publicity chair- 
man, Chapman Crawford; trans- 
portation chairman, Donald Cle- 
ment; and arrangements and 
property chairman, David Setzer. 

. Speaks For St. Aug. 

March 1970 

The Bishop's Convention Address 

(Editor's Note: Following is the prepared address 
of Bishop Fraser to the 154th annual convention of 
the Diocese at Salisbury. The address was delivered 
at the opening of the two-day gathering of conven- 
tion delegates.) 

My Brothers in Christ — 

This past year has given the Church in this diocese a 
severe test of its loyalty, its faith, and its commitment. 
There is no question in the mind of any Episcopalian that 
a Christian must be involved in meeting the needs of the 
poor and the disadvantaged. The General Convention Spe- 
cial Program has raised for some the question as to how 
these needs should be met. The grant to Malcolm X Lib- 
eration University put into clear focus the differences 
among us. I have been proud and grateful for the loyalty 
of such a large part of the diocese — vestries, laity, and 
clergy — who have not particularly agreed with the grants, 
but who have given thoughtful understanding to what the 
Church, both national and diocesan, is about. 

The General Convention of 1967 in Seattle aligned 
itself with the dispossessed, particularly the Black, and set 
forth through the General Convention Special Program to 
assist them to achieve economic and political self-determi- 
nation with no strings attached. At our Diocesan Con- 
vention last year, Mr. Leon Modeste, Director of the Gen- 
eral Convention Special Program, was our speaker and he 
explained the General Convention Special Program to the 

In 1968 in Greensboro, this Diocesan Convention di- 
rected our Diocesan Council to become involved in the 
problems of the poor. It took the Bishop and the Council 
eight months to agree on a program, a director, and an 
Urban Crisis Committee. The Director whom we chose 
is the Reverend Nathaniel Porter of Durham, and the 
Urban Crisis Committee in our diocese serves as his ad- 
visory board. 

The only relationship between the national program 
and the diocese is the involvement of the Bishop in a con- 
sultation. Father Porter assisted me in this responsibility 
until I was requested to approve the $30,000 grant to 
Malcolm X Liberation University. At this point I began 
to feel a strain between the diocese and the National 
Church. The $15,000 grant made before this new request 
had been an emergency grant, and it was our understand- 
ing at that time that emergency grants were determined 
by the General Convention Special Program staff and 
the Presiding Bishop. 

In this diocese, we at no point planned to use our 
Urban Crisis Committee as a screening and review board. 
I turned to them when my approval of this new $30,000 
grant was requested because it was obvious that money 
coming into the diocese for Urban Crisis projects was of 
interest to them, but of equal if not more importance I 
needed assistance. It was not and is not possible for me 
to track down each request and inquiry and to be able 
to evaluate it objectively. Further, the high-risk programs 
with which GCSP is concerned do not welcome the in- 
vestigations of a member of the white, traditional, mid- 
dle class establishment who also happens to be a Bishop. 
The Diocesan Urban Crisis Committee, on very short 

notice, agreed to assist the Bishop in determining whether 
Malcolm X Liberation University came within the guide- 
lines and criteria of the General Convention Special Pro- 
gram, and I accepted their judgment. They were not 
appointed to serve in this capacity, but they willingly re- 
sponded to my request for assistance. They did not testify 
to the credibility of the project or to the responsibility of 
its leadership. That was not included in my request of 
them or in the request the National Church made of me. 
Those decisions are made by the staff of the General Con- 
vention Special Program. I have never met or talked with 
Howard Fuller nor have I visited Malcolm X Liberation 
University. My personal opinion of Howard Fuller is that 
he is an educated, frustrated, visionary and angry Black. 
He is black by an act of God. He is visionary by youthful 
hope. He is educated by hard work and sacrifice. He is 
frustrated and angry as a result of his experience with 
the white power structure. He is typical of an increasing 
number of black Americans. He has his counterpart in 
young, white America. 

Malcolm X Liberation University is an unrealistic ex- 

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periment in education and has a dubious future, but it 
offers hope to some frustrated, angry Blacks. Isolationism 
or separatism, whether it be a new nation in Africa or 
white American isolationism, is a tired and worn-out con- 
cept of frustrated people. My Christian convictions on 
these matters have been made clear to the Diocese of 
North Carolina for the past ten years. Segregation or 
separatism by class, social standing or race is sinful in the 
Christian family. Violence or war is the incarnation of 
evil. Either of these practices in human problem-solving 
by a Christian demands kneeling at the foot of the cross 
and beating one's chest with the confession of mea culpa, 
my fault, my fault. Law and order are essential to a sane 
society, but there can be no sane society unless law and 
order are applied equally to all members of that society. 
However, in all honesty I must say that in my opinion 
much of the noise about Malcolm X Liberation Univer- 
sity is all out of proportion to the size of the grant, the 
school, and its possible influence. What this noise does, 
is to hide the real question facing the Christian, and that 


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is whether he is willing to treat his fellowmen as his 

But, good can be found in almost everything. The Mal- 
colm X Liberation University grant has done the diocese 
a Christian service. It has caused us to look at ourselves 
and what we have not done to solve race relations and to 
reconcile differences between people. We have been forced 
to look at our institutions and our parishes and to ask 
whom we serve. What does it take to be a member of 
the Episcopal Church whether you are black or white? 
Forgiveness of sins? The desire to follow our Lord Jesus 
Christ? The services our institutions can render people? 
Or are we more concerned with background, money, and 
social position? Is the Gospel of Jesus Christ our constitu- 
tion and by-laws or are we governed by what is comfort- 
able and compatible to our own little in-group? In what 
direction is the thrust of our convictions? Or are we dying 
on the vine as the result of a parasitical existence on a 
tradition of which we boast but of which we are ill- 
informed? If the Malcolm X Liberation University grant 
accomplishes nothing else but force us to face honestly 
these questions, it will be worth ten times the anguish it 
has caused us. As a member of another communion has 
observed, "This may save the Episcopal Church in North 

At this Convention, the first order of business after 
lunch today, the Diocesan Urban Crisis Committee will 
present its report for 1969, its program for 1970, and 
answer any questions you may have in mind. 

And now to a second subject that has caused feelings 
of dissent but which has lost some of its fire in the wake 
of the General Convention Special Program grants, and 
that is the Consultation on Church Union. In March of 
this year, the delegates of the nine communions will an- 
nounce a plan for Church Union. During 1968 and 1969 
information, conferences and parish study material have 
been made available to the congregations of the diocese 
by our Diocesan Committee on Ecumenical Relations. 
The response has been poor, negative, and some people 
tell me that they have never heard of the programs or of 
the Consultation on Church Union. Tonight we will have 
an ecumenical service at eight o'clock and our preacher 
will be the Right Reverend and Right Honorable Rob- 
ert W. Stopford, Bishop of London, who will share 
with us some insight into the larger picture of the whole 
Anglican Communion of which this diocese is a small but 
integral and important part. 

Tomorrow morning at 8 : 30 we will celebrate the Lord's 
Supper according to the Service of Holy Communion de- 
signed for a United Church by the Consultation on Church 
Union. At that service the Right Reverend Stephen Bayne, 
former Anglican executive officer, presently vice-president 
of our Executive Council and a member of our delega- 
tion to the Consultation on Church Union, will speak to 
us. Following the service, Bishop Bayne will answer your 
questions. If you have missed what has been happening 
on the ecumenical scene, now is the time to catch up 
and to prepare for decisions that will have to be faced in 
the not too distant future. 

A third item on the agenda, which is essential to the 
future of this diocese, is the Church's Program budget. 
At present we have acceptances which are $167,149.26 
short of our goal. I can happily report that 68 out of one 
hundred eighteen congregations have accepted their quota 
in full. This is a bright and shining symbol of the loyalty 

of the people of this diocese to the Church locally and 
nationally. I want to express my appreciation to all who 
worked so hard to make this possible. 

Those congregations who failed to accept all of their 
quota fall into one of four categories. First, those who 
have made a practice of not accepting their quota in good 
days and in bad days. There are only one or two congre- 
gations in this group. Second, the congregations who 
have internal problems and for this reason cannot raise 
their budgets. These are also very few in number. Third, 
there are 12 congregations who have not responded 
to their quota. Fourth, those congregations who after 
a struggle with themselves could find no other way to 
express their disapproval of diocesan or national Church 
Programs but not to accept or to accept only a part of their 
quotas. This category represents about 38 congregations. 
Consequently, we are $167,149.26 short of our budget. 
This presented a difficult problem to the Finance Com- 
mittee and to the Diocesan Council, both of whom strug- 
gled with the problem almost daily and in two separate 
meetings. The budget that will be presented at eleven 
o'clock tomorrow morning is the result of their efforts. 
We are presenting the budget at this time in order that you 
may have the advantage of full reports by controversial 

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programs, time for discussion and time for reflection before 
you make your decision about the use of moneys pledged 
to the diocese. 

At this point, I must say that I disagree with the alloca- 
tion of funds in the budget that will be presented. The 
diocese is short of money for the four reasons given earlier 
in this address. My disagreement with the allocation of 
money pledged is based on the following reasons: (a) The 
money to support the whole budget is available in the con- 
gregations, (b) The whole approach has been on how to 
live with the deficit rather than what action is needed to 
raise funds to overcome the deficit, (c) This is not the 
time to evaluate programs. A particular program should 
be evaluated before a budget is made, not in the first 
month that it is in operation, (d) The deficit is an ex- 
pression of dissent and must be recognized for what it is. 
Therefore, rather than avoiding the issue of dissent and 
trying to evaluate programs or closing down long standing 
programs, I feel the diocese has one of two options: 

1. To accept the National Church quota in full and go 

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back to the congregations after a full discussion at this 
Convention and raise the necessary money for our diocesan 
program; or 

2. To direct the dissent to those areas of the budget 
where that dissent was intended to be expressed, and those 
areas seem to be the National Church and the Bishop of 
the Diocese. Then, if anyone cares to support those areas 
where others have wanted to express dissent, they may do 
so. It is my opinion that anything else would be an evasion 
of the issue, and the failure to confront the basic issue at 
this time would leave the diocese with a lingering and 
malignant illness. At any rate, this Convention must decide 
on a budget. The budget that is adopted will be the re- 
sponsibility of each delegate. 

Finally my greatest disappointment of the past year. Be- 
ginning with Bishop Baker, we have tried for over ten 
years, by intent, by design, and announced purpose to 
involve the laity in the problems and the decision-making 
of the diocese. In the turmoil of these past four months I 
have been amazed how badly we have failed. If we made 
any progress, we have reversed ourselves to: "Let the 

Bishop do it!" — "Doesn't the Bishop run the Church?" — 
"Regardless of what any committee or convention decides, 
the Bishop makes the decision anyway." Maybe it is the 
situation in which we find ourselves where no one wants to 
get caught holding the bag; but we must realize that no 
human institution, ecclesiastical, commercial, educational 
or otherwise, can survive on one-man decision-making. We 
have sufficient illustrations of the failure of one-man rule 
to convince us of the necessity of a shared ministry between 
the clergy and the laity. Each has his area of expertise. 
Each has his valid contribution to make to the life of the 
whole Church. There will be disagreement, but it will be 
healthy, wholesome and constructive disagreement which 
will provide a united, fruitful and prosperous discipleship 
in the name of our Lord. 

For the next thirty hours we are gathered in our one 
hundred and fifty-fourth Annual Convention. Let each 
delegate use this time honestly and resolutely, to face the 
future with determination to assume an active role in the 
Church, and to debate, to plan, and to witness to Jesus 
the Christ. 

Affectionate Tag Of 'Spiritual Big Daddy' Hangs On Bishop: 

Committee Responds To Address 

The committee of the Bishop's ad- 
dress has met on two occasions to form 
a response for this convention. We 
therefore submit the following report. 

We wish to commend Bishop Fraser 
for the general theme of his address, 
which gave to all of us a feeling of 
Christian dedication and zeal which is 
characteristic of his total person. Your 
committee is well aware of the many 
issues and pressures which face our 
Bishop in these turbulant times. We 
turn to him for guidance and, even 
though he does disavow being our, 
quote, "Big Daddy," we have felt that 
the challenge given to us at this address 
can well qualify him to be known af- 
fectionately as our "Spiritual Big Dad- 

The more earthly decisions he leaves 
to us in this address. For the facing 
of reality and keeping the Diocese of 
North Carolina on the move, we feel, 
is in our hands on the event of this 
convention. At the conclusion of his 
address he received a standing ovation, 
which indicates the lack of need to fur- 
ther expound upon the merits of his 
message to us. 

We might add parenthetically, that 
we all felt a double report should be 
made, because we really received two 
addresses from our Bishop. The last 
address, we are sure, would have re- 
sulted in an even more resounding ova- 

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Convention Resolutions 

Following are the texts of resolutions adopted during the diocesan convention 
at Salisbury, the Resolutions Committee being headed by J. Emmett Sebrell of 
Charlotte as chairman: 

RESOLVED, That the 154th Annual Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina memorialize the 1970 General Convention in Houston, Texas, to revise 
the procedures of the G.C.S.P. to insure that the Bishop of the Diocese within 
whose jurisdiction the proposed project is located shall reeive a full copy of the 
application of the project and a full copy of the report of the staff field appraisal 
in order that meaningful consultation may be entered into prior to action on the 
request by the Executive Council. Such information shall come to the Bishop at 
least 30 days before the final decision is made. 

WHEREAS, There has been widespread confusion concerning the relationship 
between the National Executive Council and the Dioceses concerning the 
G.C.S.P.; and 

WHEREAS, The delegates to the 154th Annual Convention of the Diocese 
of North Carolina, while anxious to serve the poor, the dispossessed, and the 
disadvantaged throughout the land; and 

WHEREAS, The Episcopal Church has since its beginning recognized the 
Bishops of the Dioceses and Missionary Dioceses as the ecclesiastical authority 
in their respective jurisdictions; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That this Convention memorializes the 
General Convention meeting in Houston, Texas, in 1970 to instruct the National 
Executive Council to allow every Bishop in consultation with the Standing Com- 
mittee, to consent to any grant made for a project in his geographical jurisdiction 
from the G.C.S.P. before such grant is made. 

WHEREAS, The Bishop of The Diocese of North Carolina in his letter of 
January 8, 1970 to Mr. Leon Modeste stated that he could not further support the 
procedures of the General Convention Special Program without a full copy of the 
application by the project to the General Convention Special Program and a full 
copy of the report of the staff field appraisal and, 


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WHEREAS, we feel that the requesting and granting of this request is con- 
sidered reasonable and in good practice. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Convention go on record as 
approving the Bishop's action and hereby direct him to continue to insist that 
these documents be furnished and that consultation shall not be considered as 
having taken place until such documents have been received by the Bishop, and 
he has consulted with the standing committee. 

WHEREAS, We believe that our Negro colleges, St. Augustine's in North 
Carolina, St. Paul's in Virginia, and Voorhees College in South Carolina, are 
making a most valuable contribution to the life and work of our church and 
nation, and 

WHEREAS, We believe that their continued operation is an essential part of 
our Christian witness, 

BE IT RESOLVED, That this 154th Annual Convention of the Diocese of 
North Carolina memorializes the General Convention meeting in Houston, Texas, 
to continue and increase its support of these institutions. 

WHEREAS it is difficult for any delegates who do not have copies of the 
Constitution and Canons of the Diocese to follow proposed amendments ade- 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that proposed amendments hereafter be 
given to the delegates in written form. 

WHEREAS, the people of this Diocese, and the delegates to this Convention, 
are deeply shocked and concerned over the treatment of prisoners of war in North 
Vietnam; and 

WHEREAS, we wish to join with other Dioceses and church people every- 
where in an expression of world opinion of such magnitude as to bring about a 
change in the present policy of hostile silence maintained by the Hanoi 


FIRST, that we call upon and urge the Presiding Bishop, the other Dioceses 
in North Carolina, and all of the parishes and missions in this Diocese to utilize 
all possible means, in a concerted effort to bring constructive pressure upon the 
North Vietnamese Government to: 

1. Release the name, rank and serial number of all prisoners. 

2. Allow the exchange of mail between prisoners and their families. 

3. Permit impartial and immediate inspection of prison facilities by an ap- 
propriate international organization. 

4. Provide adequate dietary and medical attention. 

5. Repatriate all sick and injured prisoners immediately. 

SECOND, that toward this end, the delegates to this Convention urge the 
people of their parishes, missions and local communities, to write letters to North 
Vietnamese officials; Representatives in Congress; the Executive Department of 
the United States; and the diplomatic representatives of our own or other 
countries; and also to the news media and national news commentators, asking 
them to demand of North Vietnam the basic human rights for prisoners of war, 
and the ordinary human concern of families seeking information about their 
members held or believed to be held as prisoners; and 

THIRD, that this Resolution, together with the attached list of names and 
addresses to whom messages should be sent, be published in the next issue of The 
Churchman, and otherwise distributed to the members of this Diocese. 

RESOLVED, That the 154th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North 
Carolina express its concern about the deterioration of the natural world and urge 
all men to become involved actively in working to restore and to preserve our 

WHEREAS, clerical leadership is much needed in every parish and mission 
in the Diocese, and 

WHEREAS, such leadership cannot properly function without continuing 
education and continuing opportunities for training in specific areas, and 

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tion, but for the stout hearts with weary 
bones. For it was truly spoken from 
love of his fellowman and, your com- 
mittee wishes to express the apprecia- 
tion of the convention for his remind- 
ing us that we Christians, both black 
and white, are more important to him 
than any amount of dollars. 

As to the details of his address, a 
few points need to be emphasized. He 
drew our attention to the fact that his 
office is not adequately staffed, I quote, 
to "track down every request and in- 
quiry and be able to evaluate it ob- 
jectively." He also pointed out to those 
of us who have had hazy ideas as to 
the role of the Urban Crisis Commit- 
tee, that they come to his assistance, at 
his request, to aid in a decision which 
is out of context of their general work- 
ing area. 

A decision was reached for the ap- 
proval of the Malcolm X University 
grant which satisfied the criteria of 
GCSP, as defined by our own national 
convention. We would like to reiterate 
that he pointed out the Urban Crisis 
Committee was not ap'pointed by our 
convention for this purpose. In his ad- 
dress he further neither approves nor 
disapproves the Malcolm X University 
per se., but did state that it is our "Un- 
realistic experiment in education and 
has a dubious future." We of the com- 
mittee wish to commend the Bishop 
for his opinion expressed of Howard 

We would, as a committee, agree 
with Bishop Fraser that the noise cre- 
ated by the Malcolm X University is 
out of proportion to the size of the 
grant, although the basic issue of the 
grant is of large enough proportion to 
indeed cause great concern to all 
churches of our Diocese. We do in- 
deed agree that it has focused attention 
of our weaknesses and perhaps will 
make us face issues which here before 
have been shunned. 

We further wish to commend our 
Bishop for again focusing our atten- 
tion to the Consultation on Church 
Union — which will be one of the 
very great issues facing us in the fu- 
ture. Perhaps our lack of acute re- 
sponse to this particular issue, which 
should not be confused with lack of 
concern, stems from the total duration 
of these lengthy deliberations. 

In regards the finances of the Di- 
ocese, it was pointed out that, in his 
opinion, categories of congregations 

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exist who have not accepted their quota 
of church support with the so-called 
protest group consisting of 38 con- 
gregations. This indeed must be a pain- 
ful and difficult report for any Bishop 
to make to his own flock. Your com- 
mittee has concluded from Bishop 
Fraser's address that he feels we need 
not stop short of our needs and that 
he disagrees with the allocation of 
funds in the budget as presented yes- 
terday. We have been challenged to, in- 
deed, raise the funds to meet the def- 
icit. We commend the Bishop for not 
accepting the threat of economic boy- 
cott to achieve whatever end we may 
deem to be necessary, whether it be for 
Christian or un-Christian purposes, as 
only God can be our judge. 

Finally we wish to avow our affec- 
tion and respect for our Bishop Fraser 
and we are truly sorry that he feels a 
disappointment in the laity of the Di- 
ocese in the field of diocesan manage- 
ment. As any old Navy man will tell 
you, the loneliest guy on the ship is the 
captain. If things go well, the crew 
claims all the credit — if it goes bad 
it's the old man who gets the blame. 

We are all Brothers in Christ and 
with his help we can, as laity, accept 
all the responsibility with which the 
Bishop has challenged us and when he 
returns next year, perhaps he will be- 
gin his address as follows : 

"It has been my greatest joy of the 
past year to see our laity and clergy 
accept the responsibility of helping run 
this diocese and assisting me in all 
momentous decisions. We likewise 
hope that we will be given this oppor- 

Respectfully Submitted 

David A. Lockhart, M.D., Chairman 

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WHEREAS, clergymen normally and traditionally have limited funds with 
which to provide further continuing education; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that this convention request each parish 
in the Diocese of North Carolina to provide a minimum of $400 per annum for 
re-education and retraining for their clergymen, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Diocesan Office of Program pro- 
vide training opportunities for all clergy in 1970 so that professional competence 
and educational ability can be increased and strengthened, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina endorse and support programs for strengthening the leadership ability 
of laymen by encouraging individual parishioners to attend those training oppor- 
tunities which are provided by the Diocese of North Carolina and the Episcopal 
Church in the fourth province. 

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 154th Annual Convention of the Diocese of 
North Carolina memorialize the 1970 General Convention in Houston, Texas, as 
follows: Realizing that violence takes many forms and is subject to many defini- 
tions, we request that the term violence as used in the guidelines be more clearly 
defined by the National Episcopal Church. 

WHEREAS, the Committee on the State of the Church recognizes a "trust 
crisis" in our Diocese, and 

WHEREAS, it is important to the life of our church to eliminate this "trust 
crisis," and 

WHEREAS, elimination of the "trust crisis" will require improved two-way 
communication between the laity and the Diocese, mutual understanding of issues 
facing the church, better at local diocesan and national levels and a firmer ap- 
preciation of the view point of the laity by the Diocese and vice-versa; 

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the diocesan staff give particular attention 
to (1) disseminating information concerning issues facing the Church and 
proposed diocesan and national action concerning such issues and (2) actively 
gathering and communicating to diocesan authorities and to the Committee on 
the State of Church information which will reflect the attitudes and view points of 
individual parishes within the diocese. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Committee on the Dispatch of 
Business set aside at future diocesan conventions time for key issues to be brought 
to the floor for discussion and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee on the State of the 
Church and the Diocesan Council be responsible agents for bringing such issues 
to the convention floor and, if necessary, assuring that there are present on the 
convention floor individuals whose experience will enable them to respond 
knowledgeably to questions concerning such issues. 

WHEREAS, The appropriations to the Missionary Work of the Church have 
been reduced during the past triennium; and 

WHEREAS, These reductions have seriously curtailed our work at home and 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That this 154th Annual Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of North Carolina memorialize the General Convention meet- 
ing in Houston to make the Missionary Program of the Church a top priority in its 
Budget for 1970-73. 

WHEREAS, the Diocese of North Carolina has many problems in the area of 
racial understanding and active programs to meet the racial and urban crisis; and, 

WHEREAS, the Diocesan Urban Crisis Program is designed to meet these 
needs; and 

WHEREAS, only limited program activity has taken place in this area since 
the Convention resolutions of 1968. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Urban Crisis Advisory Commit- 
tee and Director do give more vigorous leadership in helping their parishes and 
missions of the Diocese to identify and understand the various facets of the race 


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problem and do develop programs aimed at speaking to these issues and solving 
these problems. Program developed by this Committee must be well designed and 
administered, and it must fall within the scope and ability of the Committee and 
resources and funds available to them. 

AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Urban Crisis Program com- 
municate more fully with the parishes and missions of the Diocese concerning 
their plans and programs and concerning the racial issue, giving information on 
how parishes and missions may become involved. 

. . . Sebrell, Cheshire, Nickolson, Spitler Also Shown 

Names Of Committee Members 
Listed For 154th Convention 

Here are the various committees 
which served in connection with the re- 
cent Salisbury convention of the Dio- 
cese : 

On Constitution and Canons: Hen- 
ry C. Bourne, chairman, A. L. Pur- 
rington, Jr., M. S. Benton, the Rev. 
Peter C. Robinson, the Rev. Carl F. 
Herman and the Rev. R. Martin Cald- 

On the State of the Church: The 
d,|| Rev. Richard N. Ottaway, chairman, 
sc|j the Rev. Roderick L. Reinecke, the 

KRev. Phillip Craig, the Rev. Clay H. 
celTurner, William H. Holford, James W. 

iHolt, Dr. Arthur F. Jackson and F. J. 
it. M Abbott, Jr.; 

d'M On New Parishes: The Rev. Joshua 
ittl T. MacKenzie, chairman, W. T. Ward, 

Dr. I. B. Holley, James H. Revis and 
Mrs. W. B. Pipkin; 

On the Church Pension Fund: 

John B. London, chairman, H. G. 
Nicholson and Judge George F. Ba- 

On Dispatch of Business: The Rev. 
John A. Gray, chairman, Bishop 
Thomas A. Fraser, the Rev. Uly H. 
Gooch, Gordon Earle and J. J. Sum- 

On Credentials and Elections: the 

Rev. Warwick Aiken, Jr., chairman, 
the Rev. Frederick F. Valentine, Jr., 
the Rev. Robert Long, H. B. Aber- 
nethy, John Kay and Wiley Forbes; 

On Reports of the Trustees: Erwin 
Laxton, chairman, John Cunningham 
and Perry G. Harmon; 

On Address of the Bishop: Dr. 

David A. Lockhart, chairman, the Rev. 
Charles M. Riddle, the Rev. How- 
ard M. Hickey, the Rev. Alwin Rein- 
ers, Jr., Roger Gant, Jr., S. C. Fortune, 
Clarence Cobb, Richard Messinger and 
David M. Connor; 

On Miscellaneous Reports: John S. 
Shields, chairman, Thomas R. Ben- 
nett, E. Bert McLaurin, the Rev. B. 
Daniel Sapp and Thomas Samonds; 

On Resolutions: J. Emmett Sebrell, 
Jr., chairman, the Rev. Robert N. 
Davis, the Rev. Thomas J. C. Smyth, 
the Rev. Robert S. Hayden, Hoke Pol- 
lock, Marvin Musselwhite, J. A. Hardi- 
son, Jr., William A. Goodson, Jr., 
Francis O. Clarkson, Jr., G. W. Carr, 
Jr. and Lenoir G. Shook; 

On Memorials and Petitions: the 
Rev. Roderick L. Reinecke; 

On Resolution of Courtesy: Mrs. 
James H. Styers; 

On Institutions: Robert L. Myers, 
chairman, Jack L. Chivington, the 
Rev. John C. Mott and the Rev. Ar- 
thur Calloway; 

Liturgical Commission: the Rev. 
Robert L. Ladehoff, chairman, the 
Rev. Merrill C. Miller, the Rev. Al- 
bert T. J. Heath, the Rev. Robert N. 
Davis, the Rev. William H. Hethcock, 
the Rev. Philip R. Byrum, the Rev. 
Harold W. Payne, Mrs. George C. 
Eichhorn, Skipper Harris, Mrs. Wil- 
liam J. Britton, Mrs. John E. Mueller, 
Charles Rakow, Richard Van Sciver, 
Mrs. John L. Wooten, Jr., Mrs. Joana 
Phillips, George C. Pyne, Jr., Wil- 
liam A. Rawls, Jr. and Michael Hatta- 

On Armed Services: George L. 
Margeson, chairman, Mrs. Eugene S. 
Knight, Mrs. J. L. Wooten, Jr., the 
Rev. William E. Pilcher, III and the 
Rev. Fayette P. Grose; 

Ecumenical Commission: the Rev. 
J. E. C. Harris, chairman, the Rev. 
Robert L. Ladehoff, the Rev. C. King 
Cole, the Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., 
the Rev. Charles Riddle, III, the Rev. 
Donald W. Frazier, Mrs. John Elliot, 
Mrs. Bert F. Wilcox, Mrs. Sterling 
Stoudemire, Wiley J. Long, Charles W. 
Bradley, Miss Kathy Goodard and Karl 

Representatives to the NCCC: the 
Rev. C. Phillip Craig, the Rev. 
James T. Prevatt, Jr., the Rev. J. E. C. 
Harris, Thomas P. Noe, Jr., Mrs. Hugh 
Burton, Mrs. L. J. Smith, Jr., Mrs. 
Robert Slater and Mrs. Bert F. Wilcox. 

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. . . Taking A Break For Lunch 

. . . Bishops' Wives Are They 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Wants ..Stamps — Miss Rachel 
Wolff, missionary to Nepal, is at home 
on leave, until May first, and is anxious 
to have on hand to take with her 
when she goes back as many items as 
possible for the hospital in Kathman- 
du. In this way she is able to bypass 
the prohibitive cost of mailing. She 
particularly needs trading stamps, for 
which she gets such things as sheets, 
pillow cases, sheet blankets, for the 
hospital. She can use S and H Green 
Stamps, Gold Bond Stamps, and F. S. 
Gold Stamps. In addition to the stamps 
she can use warm children's clothing, 
such as sweaters, snow suits, etc., as 


the hospital is unheated and the win- 
ters quite cold. These would be used 
for children ages one to 15. Name of 
the hospital is Shanta-Bhawan, mean- 
ing "peace palace." The building is a 
restored palace of 65 rooms, with the 
large halls and ballrooms now used as 
wards. Stamps and clothing may be 
sent to Miss Wolff at 3129 Sussex 
Road, Raleigh 27607. 

At School — The Rev. Charles Rid- 
dle, rector of Calvary Church, Tarboro, 
was at the School of Continuing Edu- 
cation at Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary, Alexandria, during January. 

New Shop — The women of St. 
Luke's, Salisbury, have recently opened 
a gift shop, known as the Canterbury 
Shoppe. Marion Goodman is chairman 
of the steering committee. The Rev. 
Uly Gooch is rector of St. Luke's. 

In Charlotte — The Rev. Archer 
Torry, a missionary on leave from Ko- 
rea, is now "half-time" on the staff of 
Christ Church, Charlotte, until June 
when he returns to Korea. From their 
newsletter, "Glad Tidings," comes this 
report: "Mr. Torry will share in the 
pastoral and teaching responsibilities as 
well as in the general administration 
and growth of Christ Church." With 
Mr. Torry are his wife, Jane, and 
children. The Rev. Harcourt Waller is 
rector of Christ Church. 

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note is taken of unusual study pro- 
grams in various parishes in the hope 
that this may be helpful to other "pro- 
gram planners." At St. Joseph's, Dur- 
ham, a series of programs for adult 
members of the parish is planned for 
early in the year. These programs 
'rated X" (those under 16 will not be 
allowed to attend, with or without par- 
ents) are planned "in an effort to un- 
derstand the differences in thinking be- 
tween the under 25-year-olds and the 
rest of us." They will include the film 
"Love in a Sexy Society," produced by 
the One Reach One series of the Epis- 
copal Radio-TV Foundation. Plans in- 
clude a panel discussion, with a clini- 
cal psychologist on hand to comment. 
Another program on "drug use, its dan- 
gers, and some misconceptions about 
the effects of drugs" is planned. This 
will include a fikn, and a discussion 
led by a qualified physician. The Rev. 
Paul C. Morrison is rector of St. Jo- 
seph's. At St. Martin's, Charlotte, a 
series of interested adults will have a 
series of study sessions on the C. S. 
Lewis Narnia stories, beginning with 
The Lion, the Witch, and the Ward- 
robe. The Rev. L. Bartine Sherman is 

Election Results 

Following are the results of elections held during the 154th convention of 
the Diocese at Salisbury: 

Diocesan Coundl: The Rev. Richard N. Ottaway, Winston-Salem; the Rev. 
Charles M. Riddle, III, Tarboro; the Rev. B. Daniel Sapp, Raleigh; Lee Doo- 
little, Greensboro; Dr. Arthur Jackson, Greensboro; and J. Emmett Sebrell, 

Standing Committee: The Rev. Thomas Eugene Bollinger, Durham; Dr. 
Prezelle Robinson, Raleigh; and Sherwood H. Smith, Jr., Raleigh. 

Trustee of Diocese: A. L. Purrington, Jr., Raleigh. 

Trustee of Sewanee: Dr. Fred N. Mitchell, Charlotte. 

Directors of Thompson Orphanage: Charles I. Penick, Rocky Mount; and 
Dr. C. L. Patterson, Durham. 

Directors of Home For the Aging: The Rev. Uly H. Gooch, Salisbury; 
the Rev. Robert Davis, Henderson; the Rev. Robert Bird, Weldon; Lathrop P. 
Smith, Reidsville; Mrs. Julian Robertson, Salisbury; Dr. Robert S. Myers, Pine- 
hurst; Mrs. M. Eugene Motsinger, Elkin; Walter Hobbs, Charlotte; John Harden 
Greensboro; and Durward Grady, Southern Pines. 

Terraces Site For April 14-16 
Churchwomen Spring Retreat 

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stones a monument to commemorate the passing over Jordan — 
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All Churchwomen of the Diocese 
are warmly invited to attend the Spring 
Retreat at the Terraces in Southern 
Pines from April 14 to April 16, Mrs. 
Gordon Williams, chairman of devo- 
tional life, has announced. 

Bishop Thomas A. Fraser will be 
the leader. Thus, with our own bishop 
in charge, Mrs. Williams pointed out, 
the retreat will serve as an opportunity 
for churchwomen to learn more about 
the Diocese, as well as to fulfill its 
primary purpose of providing time for 
meditation and spiritual reassessment. 

The Retreat will begin with supper 
on April 14, and will end following 
breakfast on April 16. Reservations, 
along with a check for $15 for each 
person attending, should be sent to 
Mrs. Williams, 103 Liberty Lane, 
Greensboro 27401, by April 4. 


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Overseas Projects Underway Also: 

Mission Task Force Explores 
New Companion Diocese Set-up 

Chairman, World Mission Task Force 

Our activities this past year fall into 
three categories: 

1. Overseas Projects. One each in 
Colombia, Africa, and India were 
undertaken in 1968. Monies from the 
1969 Church School Missionary Offer- 
ing, from the Episcopal Church Wo- 
men, and from various congregations, 
groups and individuals helped us com- 
plete the Colombia Project, and get a 
good start on the other two. We still 
have them to complete in 1970. 

2. Consultation on the Congregation 
in Mission. (Durham, April 24-26, 
1969.) Our Diocese, along with the 
Executive Council, the Diocese of East 
Carolina, the Overseas Mission Society, 
and Complex, Inc., sponsored this 
consultation for the purpose of bring- 
ing together learning about ways con- 
gregations can operate in the Church's 
mission in today's setting, and then 
sharing this learning. 

Twenty-four persons from a number 
of branches of the Church were in- 

St. Paul's, Cary 
Books Speaker 
From Brotherhood 

Bob Doing, national missioner for 
the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, will be 
at St. Paul's, Cary, March 5 and 6 
for a special program. 

A retired executive from the New 
York Telephone Company, he has been 
conducting teaching and preaching mis- 
sions throughout the United States and 
in nine foreign countries since 1956. 

Doing was named national missioner 
for the Brotherhood in 1962 and was 
elected president at the New Orleans 
convention of the Brotherhood in Janu- 
ary of this year. 

His theme for the program at St. 
Paul's will be "Self Searching." 

Interested persons within driving dis- 
tance of Cary are invited to hear him 
speak at 7:30 p.m. services on Thurs- 
day and Friday, March 5 and 6. 

vited and participated. They are inno- 
vators. For the most part the life and 
work of their congregations was found 
to fall into three areas: Community 
service and action, liturgical renewal, 
and personal growth through small 
group life. 

The results of this conference are 
being published and will be available 
for any congregation to use in trying 
to make its life more effective in the 
Lord's work. 

3. Companion Diocese Relationship. 
We have been exploring a new com- 
panionship, hoping to begin a new one 
in 1970. At the time of this writing, 
a Task Force sub-committee is accom- 
panying the Bishop and the Director 
of Program to hold conversations with 
a domestic diocese much like our own, 
to see if a companionship with them 
is feasible. Also under consideration 
is a Canadian diocese, and one in 

Establishing and moving into a new 
companionship will be the primary 
concern of this Task Force in 1970. 


1 Lent III 

Diocesan Laymen's Conven- 
tion, Winston-Salem 

Copy Deadline for April 

3 Spring Planning Day, North- 

west Convocation 

4 Spring Planning Day, Sand- 

hills Convocation 

5 Spring Planning Day, South- 

west Convocation 

6 World Day of Prayer 
8 Lent IV 

10 Spring Planning Day, North- 

east Convocation 

11 Spring Planning Day, Central 


12 Parish Ministry Seminar 
Standing Committee 

13 Program Conference IV 
13-15 Discussion Leaders' Work- 

15 LentV 

19 World Mission Task Force, 

21 Board of Directors, Penick 


Urban Crisis Advisory Com- 
mittee, Durham 

22 Palm Sunday 

25 Churchman Board 
29 Easter Day 

Episcopal Churchwomen Schedule 
Spring Planning Days In March 

Spring Planning Days of the Epis- 
copal Churchwomen will be held in the 
Convocations during March, Mrs. 
M. E. Motsinger, Jr., president of the 
Churchwomen, has announced. 

Dates have been set as follows: 
Northwest Convocation, March 3; 
Southwest and Sandhills Convocations 
(combined), March 4; Northeast Con- 
vocation, March 10; and Central Con- 
vocation, March 1 1 . 

Mrs. W. J. Long, Jr., president- 
elect, will be in charge of the Spring 
Planning Days. She will replace Mrs. 

Robert Merritt, secretary of Christian 
education, who has resigned. 

Convocation chairmen are: North- 
west, Mrs. Roger Gant, Jr.; Central, 
Mrs. Francis Winslow; Northeast, Mrs. 
Scott Bowers; Southwest, Mrs. Charles 
Welch; and Sandhills, Mrs. John Lon- 

Meanwhile, it has been announced 
that Spring Ingathering for the United 
Thank Offering of the Episcopal 
Churchwomen will be held on March 
25, Mrs. Walter Burbank, UTO Cus- 
todian, has announced. 


Three photographers helped with the coverage in this issue of events at 
Salisbury during the 154th convention of the Diocese of North Carolina. 

The cover photo was made by J. M. Torrence, professional photographer 
of Salisbury. 

The pictures on Pages 3, 4, 5, and 13 were made by Bill Welch, also a 
professional photographer of Salisbury. 

Photographs on Pages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 14 were made by 
Margaret Darst Smith of Raleigh, a member of the Churchman Editorial 

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Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 60 

April, 1970 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
tion and Communications of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of North Carolina. Non- 
diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh 
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each month. Address all correspond- 
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Nine Denominations Involved In COCU: 

May Conference At Raleigh's 
Church Of Good Shepherd 
To Consider Plan Of Union 

Editor's Note: "Ecumenism" is defined by Webster as "general, world 
wide. . . ." The Oxford Dictionary terms it a movement in the Church to- 
ward recovery of the unity of all believers in Christ, transcending differences 
of creed, ritual, and polity. . . ." Author Robert McAfee Brown calls it ". . . 
love of all branches of Christendom more than one's own. This issue of The 
Churchman seeks to define "Ecumenism" in terms of how it exists in the 
Diocese of North Carolina. From the standpoints of spirit, activity and en- 
thusiasm the Diocese is actively involved in this movement. 

Chairman, Diocesan Ecumenical 

The Episcopal Church in this coun- 
try has for sometime been involved in 
ecumenical conversations with a num- 
ber of various Christian bodies. Not 
only do we have semi-annual conversa- 
tions with the Roman Catholics and 
the Orthodox, we are enjoying very 
stimulating and cordial relationships 
with the Pentecostals, the Lutherans, 
the Jewish community, and a number 
of others. Our ecumenical relationships 
reach far and wide. 

Among the many ecumenical con- 
versations going on the "Consultation 

on Church Union" has drawn perhaps 
the most attention because of its being 
made up of no less than nine denomi- 
national bodies (The AME Church, 
the A.M.E. Zion Church, the Disciples 
of Christ, the Christian Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, the Episcopal Church, 
the United Methodist Church, the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S., the United 
Church of Christ, and the United Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S.A.) who 
are exploring the formation of a 
"united" and a "uniting" church which 
will be "truly catholic, truly reformed, 
and truly evangelical." 

After some nine years now of dis- 
cussion and planning which has yielded 

Bishops Lefter: 

The House Divided 

Editor's Note: The following is based on the sermon delivered by the Rt. 
Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, bishop of the Diocese, at the recent laymen's 
convention in Winston-Salem. 

The Gospel for today was written for the Church in times such as we have to- 
day, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house 
divided against a house falleth . . . Blessed are they that hear the word of God, 
and keep it." 

Lay people keep asking me how things are in the Diocese. My concern is not 
the money, specifically the $160,000 deficit in our diocesan budget, but the 
spiritual condition of the Diocese. One of the great lessons we have learned is that 
we should never accept restrictive pledges. A house divided against itself falls. 

Congregations that have accepted restrictive pledging are already beginning to 
feel dissention among their own members. The very nature of a restrictive pledge 
is one of dissention. 

Within the Diocese those clergy who have put their salaries on the line in order 
to oppose restrictive pledging now are aware of those clergy who accepted restric- 
tive pledging in order to raise their budget, which comes through as an effort to 
(Continued on page 10) 


The Churchman 

a great deal of concensus among the 
various bodies a Plan of Union has 
been drafted which this spring is to be 
presented to the member churches for 
their study and reaction. For years now 
the consultation has been conducted 
at the national level; but before any 
decisions will or can be made, a mas- 
sive program of education and inter- 
pretation is being launched — a pro- 
gram which will give the churches at 
the local level opportunity to see the 
Plan, come to grips with the issues 
(and distinguish between fundamental 
essentials and incidental matters), and 
react to the Plan as a whole or specific 
features of the Plan. 

It is projected that after the churches 
have had the chance to survey and re- 
spond to the Plan, the Consultation 
will revise it accordingly. Only after 
this revision has been made, will the 
Plan again be submitted to the mem- 
ber churches for adoption or rejection. 

The Plan of Union is now being 
completed and it will be available to 
all of us within a month. On Friday 
and Saturday, May 8 and 9 a special 
diocesan conference will be held to 
see and discuss the Plan and learn how 
it came to be from one of our own 
church's foremost leaders in ecumeni- 
cal matters. This Plan of Union Con- 
ference was announced at the Diocesan 
Convention in Salisbury earlier this 

. , . Ecumenical Officer 

year and is open to all members of 
the diocese and their friends. 

The Plan of Union Conference to be 
sponsored by the Diocese will be held 
at the Church of the Good Shepherd in 
Raleigh. Keynote speaker for the May 
8 and 9 event will be Peter Day of New 
York City, ecumenical officer of our 
national church. He has filled this post, 
created by the 1961 General Conven- 
tion, since 1964. A former editor of 
The Living Church, Ecumenical Of- 
ficer Day served as a lay delegate at 

the Lambeth Conference, to the As- 
sembly of the World Council of 
Churches and as a deputy to six gen- 
eral conventions from his home diocese 
in Wisconsin. 

Our Diocesan Ecumenical Commis- 
sion is hopeful that each congregation 
will send to the May conference at Ra- 
leigh its clergyman, at least one lay- 
man, at least one laywoman and at 
least one young person. It is also hoped 
that many attending will bring along a 
representative from other COCU de- 

Registration for the conference will 
be $2.50 per person. Details about ac- 
commodations will be sent to all con- 
gregations in April. Those sending in 
reservations will receive from the Di- 
ocesan Ecumenical Commission con- 
ference materials . . . including a text 
of the Plan of Union. 

Other members of the Diocesan 
Ecumenical Commission are: The 
Rev. Robert Ladehoff, Charlotte; the 
Rev. Don Frazier, Sanford; the Rev. 
Charles M. Riddle, Tarboro; the 
Rev. King Cole, Winston-Salem; the 
Rev. Louis Melcher, Raleigh; Mrs. 
John Elliott, Charlotte;' Charles Brad- 
ley, Sanford; Wiley Long, Jr., Roanoke 
Rapids; Mrs. Ruth Wilcox, Greens- 
boro; Mrs. Sterling Stoudemire, Chapel 
Hil; Miss Kathy Goddard, Charlotte; 
and Karl Knudsen, Raleigh. 

Churches Find Way To Join Worship 

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Diocesan Ecumenical Commission 

It is a sign of the pain of a divided 
church when Christian people are not 
able to worship together. 

We can join with the members of 
other Christian bodies in serving the 
poor more easily than we can kneel to- 
gether before the altar. We can study 
the Bible together more easily than we 
can share in the Lord's Supper. We call 
the Holy Communion the sacrament 
of unity, and yet it has become a ma- 
jor indication of Christian disunity that 
we cannot break bread together and 
share one cup. 

A sign of the growing ecumenical 
spirit of our day is the impulse for the 
churches to find ways of worshipping 
together. Congregations in this Diocese 
have often taken leadership in plan- 
ning ecumenical events — interde- 
nominational Thanksgiving and Holy 
Week services, community church 

choruses, celebrations of the World 
Day of Prayer, etc. 

Recently the General Convention 
gave permission for people from vari- 
ous denominations to make their com- 
munion in Episcopal churches in times 
of spiritual need. As a result, some 
congregations have started celebrating 

Want An Invite? 

Want to attend the May 8 and 
9 Plan of Union Conference at 
the Church of the Good Shepherd 
in Raleigh? 

How do you go about it? 

It's easy. . . . 

Simply send a note or postcard 
with your name and address to 
the Rev. J. E. C. Harris, St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church, 1737 
Hillandale Road, Durham, N. C. 

You'll get action in a hurry. 

the Eucharist for all Christian people 
in their community: a downtown parish 
schedules a service for people going 
to the office or on their way home; a 
parish in a college community sched- 
ules an evening Eucharist for students 
and faculty. 

The impulse to worship together is 
felt even more strongly in what is of- 
ten called the underground church. 
Here people of many denominations 
and many faiths meet to join in the 
Lord's Supper. From the underground 
church has come a growing impatience 
with what seems to some to be the 
slowness of church bodies in encour- 
aging all the people of God to worship 

Most of these occasions for worship- 
ping together simply happened. They 
do not reflect any organized national 
effort to encourage worship across de- 
nominational lines. Instead, they ex- 
press the feeling of many people that, 
no matter how badly they may be di- 

April 1970 


vided, Christian people should worship 

During the past two years, two ma- 
jor steps have been made towards 
greater unity in worship. Both have a 
more nearly official status than any- 
thing mentioned so far. One is national 
in scope; the other is international. 

First, in this country, the Consulta- 
tion on Church Union has published a 
Eucharistic liturgy. It bears the cum- 
bersome title, "An Order of Worship 
for the Proclamation of the Word of 
God and the Celebration of the Lord's 
Supper," and it is published by the 
Foward Movement. For a service to be 
written on which scholars of all of the 
COCU churches can agree is a remark- 
able achievement. 

This liturgy has been celebrated at 
the Diocesan Clergy Conference and at 
the Diocesan Convention. There are 
imperfections in this service, and there 
are points on which Episcopalians do 
not feel at ease. The executive secre- 
tary of the Consultation on Church 
Union, Dr. Paul A. Crow, Jr., invites 
evaluations and reactions to it. In time, 
this liturgy will probably be revised in 
the light of the comments he receives, 

in the same way that the trial Eucha- 
ristic liturgy of the Episcopal Church 
has been rewritten at the end of its 
period of use and evaluation. 

It should be understood that, should 
the churches involved in COCU unite, 
there will be no pressure for liturgical 
uniformity. At present, plans call for 
the uniting churches to have the option 
of continuing the worship as they are 
presently worshipping, or to use such a 
liturgy as the one recently published by 
the Consultation. 

There has been a second major de- 
velopment during the past two years 
that may also lead to greater unity in 
worship: The meetings of the Interna- 
tional Consultation on English Texts 
(ICET). This body includes scholars 
of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and 
Protestant churches from this country 
and England. Last October, they pub- 
lished texts of the Lord's Prayer, 
Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Gloria 
in excelsis, Sursum corda, and Sanctus 
and Benedictus. Soon they will publish 
texts for Agnus Dei, Gloria patri, and 
Te Deum. 

It is a major step towards unity in 
worship that representatives of the Ro- 
man Catholic Church have participated 

in this consultation and concurred in its 

An early version of the proposed 
texts for the Lord's Prayer and the 
Nicene Creed appears in the Eucha- 
ristic liturgy published by COCU. 
These texts will also probably be in- 
cluded in the services of worship now 
being prepared by the Standing Litur- 
gical Commission of the Episcopal 
Church, to be offered to the 1970 
General Convention for authorization 
for trial use throughout the church. 

These texts, too, are experimental. 
They will probably be revised after of- 
ficial and unofficial responses have 
been received. The place they will take 
in the worship of the church will de- 
pend largely on the reactions of the 
people. At present, the Episcopal 
Church has taken no stand on any of 
these ICET texts. It is the hope of the 
Standing Liturgical Commission that 
General Convention will make it pos- 
sible for us to join with others who 
will be trying and evaluating them. 

More and more, Christian people 
are becoming able to worship together. 
Once unity is established at the altar, it 
should come more easily in other areas 
of the church's life. 

Ecumenical Means Share With Others 

Diocesan Ecumenical Commission 

Ecumenical also means working to- 
gether in order to help and share with 
others. You would probably be amazed 
at all that is presently being done. 
We would like to share with you ex- 
citing, experimental, and helpful things 
being done as Episcopalians share their 
resources and talents with others. 

From Sanford comes word that Mrs. 
Iva Nicholson, a communicant of St. 
Thomas' in Sanford, was inspired to be- 
gin a pre-school for retarded children 
in the Sanford area, including her five- 
year-old daughter, Tina. With volun- 
teer help from women in the local 
churches, and with donations from 
their Sunday Schools and the ECW, 
the school has grown from six chil- 
dren, black and white, to the present 
fifteen, with five regular teachers and 
four volunteers. 

The Jonesboro Baptist Church 
Men's Bible Class has since donated 
land, built a school with four class- 
rooms, a reception room and an office, 

and acquired donations of heating and 
air-conditioning equipment, carpeting, 


The front cover pictures in this 
issue show three typical activities 
with ecumenical ties currently 
underway in the Diocese of North 

The top photo shows an 
English language class for the 
wives of foreign students on a 
field trip to the supermarket 
where the selection of squash for 
the family dinner table is being 
explained. This scene took place 
in Chapel Hill. 

The lower left picture shows 
diocesan involvement in the Day 
Care Center for the Retarded at 
Calvary Church, Tarboro. The 
picture at lower right shows an 
ecumenical project involving Epis- 
copalians at Greensboro where a 
package-wrapping service provides 
revenue for the Guilford Commu- 
nity Day Care Center. 

Stories covering these activities 
begin on page 4 and page 7. 

furniture, and classroom equipment. 
The Lee County Children's Center 

meets five days a week and they plan 
to move into their "New Home" in the 
spring. This is an ecumenical venture 
of the community, but one that is en- 
larging because of the need of such a 
facility in the county, and will require 
the financial help of all government 

Burlington's Church of the Holy 
Comforter has been involved for two 
summers with Roman Catholics, Pres- 
byterians and Methodists on the Inner 
City Youth Program (Churchman 
September, 1969) for elementary 
school age children. Evaluation: Suc- 
cess. Also at Holy Comforter, the 
Happy Time School meets each week- 
day morning. Volunteers from several 
community churches assist with the re- 
tarded and handicapped children there. 
Various churches supply volunteers for 
a reading for the blind and taping rec- 
ords for the blind program. 

At Charlotte, St. Martin's Church 
has become associated with three other 
churches in its immediate area, a 
Presbyterian, a Baptist, and a Meth- 


The Churchman 

Youth Has Ecumenical Project Of Own 

Diocesan Ecumenical Commission 

The Teen Breakfast Club was established at Raleigh in September of 1969 
by the young peoples group (MYF) of Saint Mark's Methodist Church 
originally just as a function of the MYF. 

What started as a self-centered group became a conglomeration of al- 
most all denominations including Protestants, Catholics, and even Jews. 
The TBC meets every Thursday morning for a small service of prayer 
and breakfast, but its activities are not limited to just these meetings. 

The Club has in recent weeks been trying to be of service to the poor 
and disadvantaged of Southside Raleigh, by giving of their time and 
money in trying to see that these people have coal for heat and food to 

The Club just recently went on a retreat to the Betsy-Jeff Penn Con- 
ference Center, a 4-H camp in Riedsville, where the topic for the week- 
end was "Reaching Out For Others." 

This group has now become one of the best examples of ecumenism 
in the world of young people. 

odist. One project that has been con- 
tinuing for about three years is a com- 
munity service project of child care. It 
was discovered that Elizabeth School, 
which is in back of St. Martin's, had a 
problem with the children in the lower 
grades who get out of school at two 
o'clock and cannot go home because 
there is no one at home until their 
older brothers or sisters get out of 
school at three o'clock. These four 
churches have joined together to pro- 
vide an opportunity for supervised play 
and some minimal training activities 
for these children, half of whom go to 
St. Martin's, and the other half to Cald- 
well Memorial. 

At Winston-Salem St. Anne's tells 
of a tutoring program at Lowrance 
School. After two years of limited and 
somewhat experimental activity, they 
feel that they have crossed the hump, 
that they now know what effective and 
important help can be given, on a 
broad scale, to these disadvantaged 
children who need it so badly. During 
the first two years they have worked 
only with first-grade children in the 
lowest quarter of their class, and during 
the past two years the only significant 
progress in the entire school was re- 
corded in the first grade (and in the 
second grade, where there was a size- 
able number of children who had been 
tutored the year before) . 

What they hope, and what they are 
encouraged to believe by the Lowrance 
principal and teachers, is that the tutor- 
ing they do is making an enormous 
difference. One second-grade teacher 
with sixteen children who had been 
tutored in the first grade told that 
she was able to start the year last year 
at the point where the year before, 
with untutored children, she had ended 
up. All this they find heartening and a 
little hard to believe. But when one 
considers that each child tutored gets 
four 45-minute sessions of almost 
private attention each week for nine 
months, he can see where the secret 
, lies. 

Before the year (with its four eight- 
iweek sessions) is over they will need 
| almost 150 volunteers. Last year they 
|had 63 from 17 different churches. 

Also St. Anne's tells of organizing 
the A.B.C.D. (Association for the 
Benefit of Child Development, Inc.). 
lit is a non-profit corporation for the 
[purpose of establishing and maintain- 
ing a Child Development Center. This 
jis being done with the co-operation of 
persons in the community where the 
ijCenter will be located. 

April 1970 

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church has 
offered facilities at their new building 
on Highland to be used for this Day 
Care Center. Other churches sponsor- 
ing this association are Burkhead 
Methodist, Lutheran Church of Epiph- 
any, Messiah Moravian, Parkway Pres- 
byterian, and Wake Forest Baptist. 

The program of the center will be 
planned primarily for the benefit of the 
child attending, but also for the benefit 
and convenience of the working 

From St. Paul's, Winston-Salem, we 

hear of an experimental program for 
two and three year olds at the Down- 
town Church Center. The DTCC is 
an effort of six downtown churches and 
part of the program includes a $12,000 
program to help these two and three 
year olds to begin to understand them- 
selves and how they relate to and feel 
about themselves and their environ- 
ment. It is three hours a day, five days 
a week and the center employs a direc- 
tor. Volunteers from the six churches 
assist in the program. 


From Southern Pines, we hear from 
The Rev. Robert McKewin, adminis- 
trator of the Penick Home, of an "Aux- 
iliary to the Penick Home" which con- 
sists of men and women of four 
denominations in the Southern Pines- 
Pinehurst area. This auxiliary is called 
upon for their time and talents when- 
ever anything is needed in the home. 
Presbyterians may drive the residents 
into town for shopping; Methodists 

might work up a bridge tournament; 
and Baptists might take some of the 
residents on a Sunday-outing. It truly 
reflects the spirit of ecumenism in that 

Also, Mr. McKewin is pleased that 
at the recent "Seminar on Ageing" six 
demoninations of Christians and one 
synagogue were represented. As it 
turned out, the Seminar was more ecu- 
menical than it was Episcopalian. 


From Chapel Hill-Carrboro come 
reports of many activities sponsored by 
the Church Women United. One of 
their projects is an English conserva- 
tion class taught by Mrs. Donald Hay- 
man of Chapel Hill. Visits to the super- 
market (see front cover picture) are 
part of this program aimed at the wives 
of foreign students. 

Other programs include sending a 
representative to the Inter-Church 
Council which seeks to help the disad- 
vantaged, and home visit invitations 
to students from other countries. 

From St. Barnabas, Greensboro, 
there is word of an ecumenical, inter- 
racial group that wrapped packages to 
earn money for day care service in the 
Guilford College area. 

Some 75 women from seven 
churches, along with members of a Girl 
Scout Cadette troop, provided a full- 
time volunteer staff at the package- 
wrapping desk of Thalhimers in 
Friendly Center. (See front cover pic- 
ture.) They charged for their services, 
and every penny they made went into 


a fund to pay fees for needy children 
enrolled at the Guilford Community 
Day Care Center. 

Since the summer of 1967 St. Barna- 
bas has been involved in a coffee house, 
the Ark, with the Lutherans and the 
Roman Catholics. Planning, financing 
and participation are all ecumenical. 
The Episcopal churches are also in- 
volved in the Meals-on-Wheels pro- 
gram (meals for persons unable to shop 
for food or prepare food for them- 
selves, are prepared by a caterer and 
delivered by volunteers). Episcopal 
women deliver on Mondays and Fri- 
days and women from the Council of 
Jewish Women and from the West 
Market Street Methodist Church cover 
the remaining days. This is a program 
also going on in Winston-Salem and is 
being done by the Episcopal Church 
in conjunction with other churches and 
the Baptist Hospital. 

From Sanford comes word that St. 
Thomas Church is part of the Lee 
County Suicide Prevention Clinic. Be- 
sides being involved with other 
churches also included are members of 
the Rescue Squad, a policeman, a so- 
cial worker and the Director of the Lee 
County Mental Health Clinic. 

Staff members alternate "manning 
the phone" each night of the week to 
listen to people in crisis, and to direct 
them to persons and agencies where 
they can receive help anonymously. 

Because of the unique staff under the 
direction of a black clergyman, the clin- 
ic will be featured in an up-coming is- 
sue of "EBONY" magazine. Their pur- 
pose is to show the progress being 
made between the races "In a small 
rural community in North Carolina." 

From St. Paul's, Winston-Salem 
come reports about the Downtown 
Church Center, an effort by six local 
downtown denominations to minister 
to people in that area. Essentially the 
program is located in a house as close 
to the heart of the area as possible. 
The board has hired a full-time co- 
ordinator plus a coordinator of youth 

Some of the programs include: Pre- 
school program, community awareness 
program, Bible Study, and the Satur- 
day night function of one of the six 
sponsoring churches. Six denomina- 
tions (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyteri- 
an, Lutheran, Quakers, and Episco- 
palian) work together to show their 
concern and sharing their faith with 
this part of our community. 

Concerned — Informed — Com- 
mitted — Involved (CICI) is the name 


1 Copy Deadline for May 

3-5 Youth Convention 
5 Easter I 

7 Bishops and Deans of Convo- 
cation, Raleigh 
9 Parish Ministry Seminar 
Standing Committee 
10-12 Lay School of Theology II 
12 Easter II 

13- 15 Bishop Moore and Di- 

ocesan Missionary Clergy, 
Southern Pines 

14- 16 ECW Retreat, The Ter- 


18 Urban Crisis Advisory Com- 

mittee, Durham 

19 Easter III 

21 Vade Mecum Board, Winston- 


22 Board of Visitors, St. Mary's 

Jr. College 

23 Program Conference V 
Board of Trustees, St. Mary's 

Jr. College 

24 Churchman Board 
26 Easter IV 

26-28 General Assembly, Church- 
women United in North 

28 North Carolina Pastors' Con- 

28-29 33rd Assembly, N. C. 
Council of Churches 

of a group that was begun at St. Paul's. 
The purpose of the group is to pro- 
vide a structure which enables church 
people to become involved in com- 
munity concerns and problems. The 
Rev. C. King Cole describes its 250 
members from about 30 churches as 
being "young — old, rich — poor, 
black — white." The most significant 
contribution so far has been the work 
done concerning the schools in For- 
syth County with reports submitted to 
the School Board and School Study 
Commission. CICI plans to involve 
herself through her membership in 
many problems and concerns of the 
City and also plans to hire an execu- 
tive secretary. 

The purpose of H.O.M.E., Inc., a 
non-profit corporation presently com- 
posed of directors from St. Anne's, 
Winston - Salem, Friends Meeting, 
Parkway United Church of Christ and 
the Unitarian Fellowship, is to provide 
decent housing, either rental or sale to 

families of low and moderate incomes 
who otherwise would be unable to ac- 
quire same. 

The corporation is ecumenical in 
nature, and is open to other religious 
groups who might want to join, and 
will have Directors' from people living 
in the housing provided by the cor- 

The Community House Program in- 
volves St. Anne's, St. Timothy's and 
St. Paul's. The Episcopal churches in- 
itiated this program in which other de- 
nominations now participate. Work 
with our anti-poverty program called 
The Experiment in Self - Reliance, 
Church have become partners with 
communities in operating Community 
Houses. These are black communities 
and we are seeking to develop pro- 
grams which will enable all involved to 
grow and become more fully a part of 
community life. Activities at the houses 
include pre-school programs, cultural 
centers for young people, and a pro- 
gram for adults. Each house has a 
board consisting of members from the 
church, community and E.S.R. The 
Community House provides us with a 
unique opportunity to come to grips 
with another culture which exists with- 
in our own city. Our purpose as we 
work there is to aid and not to direct 
the activities of the community peo- 
ple; therefore, we must often work with 

CONTACT, "A Voice of Hope," 
involves 28 churches and 115 trained 
telephone workers. CONTACT is a 24- 
hour telephone ministry to Forsyth 
County. CONTACT was born as a re- 
sult of the Downtown Ministry which 
was an office in the downtown areas 
staffed by clergy of many churches. 
Now the Downtown Ministry is part of 
CONTACT and in its first three weeks 
CONTACT received 530 calls. 

From Durham is news of Ecumeni- 
cal Housing Opportunities of Durham, 
Inc. which started over a year ago with 
an idea and grew, person to person 
into a ten church force of half black 
and half white, fully committed peo- 
ple. Several denominations are in- 

With the help and advice of The 
Low Income Housing Development 
Corp., a non-profit North Carolina 
funded consultant agency, they are able 
to move with confidence at a steady 

They have hired an architect and a 
lawyer and presently are looking at 
suitable land sights. They are beginning 
to use all our resources from prospec- 


The Churchman 

tive renters and church members. Who 
and what are they? E.C.H.O. is a co- 
operating group in Durham who is be- 
ginning to build a housing community 
for the lowest income group of people 
that the 221 D3 law allows. 

The object of all this is not only to 
help fill one of the biggest physical 
needs in Durham but in doing so, to be 
directly involved with people in such 
a close enduring relationship as to 
encourage and help one another grow 
in mind, body, spirit into an indepen- 
dence and yet an interdependence. 

From Charlotte is news that ecu- 
menical is being done jointly by the 
Episcopal Churches through the Char- 
lotte Council of Episcopal Churches, 
and individually, by various congrega- 
tions working in their own neighbor- 

The Charlotte Council of Episcopal 
Churches as joined with the Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery in sponsoring and 
funding an organization called "Inter- 
Church Action." ICA provides the sal- 
ary, etc., for a young Presbyterian min- 
ister, Walter Clark, who lives in and 
ministers to a depressed section of the 
city, which was nearly all white when 
he began three or four years ago, but 
is now nearly all black. One outgrowth 
of his work is the Belmont Auto Me- 
chanics Club, which has its own very 
attractive building built by the boys 
who are members themselves, and is 
both a social and vocational training 

Some of the funds given through 
Inter-Church Action go to the sup- 
port of the Freedom Neighborhood As- 
sociation, in this same area known as 
Belmont- Villa Heights. This is a non- 
profit, self-help, independent commu- 
nity organization. The Association has 
| initiated and is operating a day care 

center for residents of the neighbor- 
hood. It is staffed by neighborhood 
residents. They have become involved 
in efforts to develop expertise in the 
organization of their neighborhood, 
leadership development, economic, and 
political development. They are initi- 
ating a neighborhood-run business con- 
cern and local credit union. Recent- 
ly they hired from their own ranks a 
full-time community organizer, The 
Rev. Lamar Foster. At present, the As- 
sociation is seeking to be involved in 
the planning and implementation of a 
neighborhood center, to be financed 
and built through the local Model Cit- 
ies Program for their neighborhood. 

Charlotte's Christ Church reports 
that together with Myers Park Baptist 
Church and Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church, established, in April, 1968, 
an ecumenical effort is underway to 
deal with the Church's inner city ef- 
forts in an organized and more effec- 
tive way. The program is called the 
Mecklenburg Inner City Committee, 
Inc. (MICCI). It is financed through 
equal annual grants from each of the 
three participating churches, although 
it is incorporated as a separate en- 
tity. Its Board is composed of two rep- 
resentatives from each church. Miss 
Sandra Trickett is employed as the 
Committee's Coordinator. 

The Committee's involvement is in 
the Belmont- Villa Heights community 
of Charlotte, a neighborhood of ap- 
proximately 6,000 residents. Their 
main concern is how the church can 
best place its resources, human and fi- 
nancial, at the service of the people in 
these community organizations. 

St. Christopher's at Charlotte, to- 
gether with Methodist, Presbyterian, 
Baptist, Lutheran, Moravian, and 
United Church of Christ congregations 

black and white, is engaged in the sup- 
port of the Sterling Community Center. 
The Sterling Community is a small 
black neighborhood located between 
Charlotte and Pineville. A tutoring and 
recreational program has been estab- 
lished. A man trained in community 
organization was hired to direct the 
Center. He has been able to bring the 
people of the community together to 
discuss their problems, and to find 
ways of dealing with them. As a result, 
the county has fulfilled its promise of 
some years ago to run sewer lines into 
the community. Perhaps more impor- 
tant is the pride and dignity and self- 
respect that has grown among the peo- 
ple of the Sterling Community as they 
have studied their situation and worked 
together to improve it. 


Social Action is a larger part of the 
ecumenical picture. However, one be- 
comes aware fairly soon upon investi- 
gation that there is a process which oc- 
curs in order to make these endeavors 
possible. From St. Anne's in Winston- 
Salem these two helpful observations 
were made: (1) After 'a pilot or ex- 
perimental phase, its success will de- 
pend on ecumenical support. (2) It is 
apparent to us that no single parish has 
the people or program successfully 

And then from Christ Church, Char- 
lotte two approaches that they have 
found helpful when attempting to work 
in communities are: (1) Commit, with- 
out strings, substantial money to com- 
munity organizations for developing 
self-help enterprises. (2) Provide per- 
sons with special skills and resources 
to serve self-help groups when they 
ask for this assistance. 

Christian Education Ecumenical Also 

Diocesan Ecumenical Commission 

Next to cooperative social action, 
the ecumenical movement is the most 
wide spread diocesan activity in the 
field of Christian education. 

This movement ranges from joint 
[ventures in writing and publishing edu- 
cational materials on a national level 
ko ecumenical study groups and church 
School classes on the local level. Within 
the Diocese of North Carolina there are 
|a number of interesting projects in this 
i regard. 

iLril 1970 

Day care centers offer a splendid 
opportunity for such activity. The New 
Bern Avenue Day Care Center at 
Raleigh was begun by the Women of 
Christ Church. It utilitizes the former 
facilities of St. Monica's Roman Catho- 
lic Church. The center has wide com- 
munity and church support financially 
and in the involvement of members 
who give of their time in helping run 
the program. The enrollment numbers 
approximately 65 children. 

"Flicks and Faith" is a unique proj- 
ect which has enjoyed two successful 

summers in Raleigh. It is a film series 
of 1 2 outstanding movies providing op- 
portunities for discussion. It is spon- 
sored by Hayes Barton, Edenton 
Street and Westover United Methodist 
churches. White Memorial Presby- 
terian Church and the Church of the 
Good Shepherd (Episcopal) are also 
sponsors. Although both youth and 
adults participate in this program, the 
movies selected basically come from 
lists submitted by the young people of 
the sponsoring churches. Among shows 
seen this past summer were "America, 


America" ... "A Man and a Women" 
. . . "Becket" . . . "Billy Budd" . . . 
and "A Man For All Seasons." 

Another exciting Raleigh venture 
was the recent "Media Fallout" work- 
shop. This project, again sponsored by 
several churches, achieved national 
recognition. Persons with expertise in 
the use of music and television as they 
express youth culture were brought in 
as leaders. The theme was the music 
our youth listen to and the programs 
they watch on television. Over 200 par- 
ticipants came from as far away as 
Florida and Canada . . . representing 
many demoninations. 

Community involvement, Christian 
witness where you live . . . these are 
more than just terms in Calvary Parish, 
Tarboro. One of the newest, most ful- 
filling and totally involving activities is 
the operation of a Day Care Center for 
retarded children, now in its second 

(See picture on front cover.) 

Under the leadership of the Rev. 
Charles M. Riddle, III, and a board 
composed of interested people from 
throughout the community, the Center 
is open three hours daily, during the 
school year, and currently has eleven 
children enrolled, with an age range 
from 5 to 15, and degrees of retarda- 
tion from mild to profound. 

The Day Care Center was es- 
tablished chiefly to give parents of re- 
tarded children a needed break in their 
total involvement. Also, it was felt that 
this could fill a definite need in the 
community and at the same time make 
excellent week-day use of a building 
built for and dedicated to Christian 
education and service. 

It has turned out to be all this and 
more, especially to those of us closely 
affiliated with it. Watching and helping 
the growth and development of a nor- 
mal child is highly satisfying; to par- 
ticipate in the enrichment of a retarded 
child is true joy. Progress is slow, true, 
but each new accomplishment, no mat- 
ter how small, gives each person in- 
volved a sense of fulfillment that is 
difficult to describe but wonderful to 

The children in the Tarboro Center 
are girls and boys, black and white, 
rich and poor, and very loveable. Di- 
recting the activities and providing care 
is a staff of three, Mrs. James L Tay- 
lor, Jr., Mrs. C. F. Clayton, and Mrs. 
Margaret Flowers. They are assisted 
ably by women from throughout the 
community who have volunteered to 
work one day a month in the Center. 


Miss Emily Putnam, retired music di- 
rector of Calvary Church, comes in 
once a week to play the piano and 
teach simple songs. 

Community resources that have 
given inestimable help include civic 
clubs, the local and State Departments 
of Social Services, the State Depart- 
ment of Mental Health, the local 
Health Department, lawyers, doctors 
and many, many others. 

Elsewhere, between 900 and 1,000 
persons in 35 churches in North and 
South Carolina enrolled in the spring 
of 1969 to do a through-the-New- 
Testament study under the auspices of 
the Richmond County Ministerial As- 
sociation, the effort to last for the bet- 
ter part of a year, and to be called, 
"Know the Christ!" 

This program was introduced by the 
Rev. Warwick Aiken, Jr., rector of the 
Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 
Rockingham, on his election to the of- 
fice of president of the Association. He 
encouraged the members of the group 
to lead their people in such a study, 
and presented an outline by which the 
New Testament can be read in thirty- 
six sections of from six to eight chap- 
ters each. By way of giving continuity 
to the effort, he offered to present 
study guides of his making, and the 
Association voted to proceed with the 

The lesson outlines followed the di- 
visions made in the text as published by 
the American Bible Society in its To- 
day's English Version of the New 
Testament. The early lesson outlines 
covered three pages or less, to give 
beginners time to get into the habit of 
study and a thirst for more knowledge; 
then the lessons expanded as the 
months passed from outlines to brief 
commentary, and then to more ex- 
panded commentary. So much needed 
to be said about the Book of Revelation 

that its three allotted lessons were ex- 
panded to eight parts, amounting to 
eight lessons, for a total of eighty-eight 
pages. The whole course ran to 387 

The Epistle to the Hebrews was con- 
sidered so strategic to an understanding 
of the Christian approach to God, that 
thirty-two scale models of the Old 
Testament Tabernacle were made 
and distributed to the participating 
churches by Mr. Aiken, about two dol- 
lars worth of materials going into each 

Most important of course is the 
thought that the churches have been 
drawn closer together and that a good 
number of people have been helped to 
know the Christ better than they did 

The Rev. Cherry Livingston at 
Wadesboro, meanwhile, has worked 
out an ecumenical plan between him- 
self and the minister at the Presby- 
terian Church. When one goes on va- 
cation, the other will fill his pulpit on 
Sunday. They vest in the tradition of 
the church in which they preach, and 
the results have been an excellent re- 
lationship between, not only the two 
clergymen, but between the congrega- 
tions of each church. 

Cherry also teaches in an ecumenical 
Bible School each year along with the 
clergymen of the Baptist, Methodist, 
and Presbyterian churches. It is a 
school for adults that lasts for one 
week, and is always well attended. 
Calvary Church also sponsors a tu- 
torial program that includes the Roman 
Catholic Church. Volunteers go into 
the local schools to help those students 
having trouble with their courses. They 
also hold a summer school for under- 
achieves that Calvary has funded and 
which receives a grant from the federal 
government as aid. 

Elsewhere in the Diocese, the Rev. 
John Stone participates with all the 
churches of Hamlet each Easter as they 
hold their annual Sunrise Service. He 
also has a regular pulpit exchange with 
the local ministers in Hamlet. 

In his other church in Laurinburg, 
St. David's, he and the members of 
the local Ministerial Association spon- 
sored a three-night seminar on integra- 
tion that was held in the high school 
for parents. This seminar prepared the 
parents of the community for the com- 
ing of integration of races in their 
schools for the first time. The turn-out 
was excellent, about 300, and the re- J 
ception of the panel was excellent and j 

The Churchman || 

On Parish Life And Marriage Enrichment: 

Adult Education Weekends Scheduled 

Two Continuing Education events 
for adults scheduled to take place this 
spring at the Betsy-Jeff Penn Center 
near Reidsville are being planned by 
the Diocesan Office of Program. For- 
merly called the Lay School of The- 
ology, these events are assuming a new 
direction and a new format, and it is 
hoped that they will serve a broader 
representation and focus in the Dio- 

A weekend concerning itself with 
parish life in the modern church is 
planned to begin with supper on April 
10 and continue through lunch on April 
12. This weekend is designed for any 
adults from any congregation who 
would like to think about the failing 
image of the Church as a helpful seg- 
ment of the community and how the 
membership can be revitalized to begin 

to change this image. Leaders for this 
weekend are the Rev. Harold Payne of 
Charlotte, the Rev. Charles Riddle of 
Tarboro, and the Rev. Fayette Grose 
of Smithfield. 

A weekend especially designed for 
couples to attend together is planned to 
begin with supper on May 22 and to 
continue through lunch on May 24. 
This event is designed to help those 
who attend to experience the possibility 
of marriage enrichment by sharing in 
discussions which seek to open new 
dimensions for more meaningful rela- 
tionships within the marriage and with 
other couples. The Rev. Downs Spitler, 
vicar of St. Anne's in Winston-Salem, 
and the Rev. William Hethcock, dio- 
cesan director of program, are leaders 
for this conference. 

The Lay Schools of Theology were 
begun in 1965 as an effort to prepare 
laymen in congregations to be licensed 
as lay readers. These events have 
evolved to a broader purpose leaving 
the lecture method and adopting a 
group discussion plan in which a gen- 
eral sharing of ideas assists each person 
to look again at his own theological 
and spiritual concepts. 

The Revs. Downs Spitler, King Cole, 
and S. F. James Abbott led a Con- 
tinuing Education weekend during 
February for parish leaders. Twenty- 
one persons attending discussed the 
need for skilled parish leadership and 
how each person present could prepare 
himself to offer effective leadership in 
the congregation. 

Youth Summer Conferences Listed 

Summer conferences for junior and 
senior high school young churchmen 
have been re-scheduled and re-located 
following the closing of Camp Vade 
Mecum, the one-time camp and con- 
ference center of the Diocese. 

The Junior High School Conference 
will begin with supper on August 23 
and continue through breakfast on 
August 27 at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H 
Center near Reidsville. The Senior 
High School Conference will begin with 
supper on August 21 and continue 
through breakfast on August 26 at 
Camp Henry, a new camp on the 
grounds of the In-the-Oaks Conference 
Center at Black Mountain. In-the-Oaks 

is a facility of the Diocese of Western 
North Carolina. 

The Vade Mecum Camp and Con- 
ference Center, which has served the 
Diocese since 1932 on a leased basis 
from the Winston-Salem Foundation, 
was not appropriated the $32,000 it 
had requested for operation during 
1970. Pressured by the necessity to 
make financial cuts in the Church's 
Program Budget, the Diocesan Con- 
vention meeting in Salisbury in January 
felt that this item would have to go 
from its projected expenditures this 

The Rev. James T. Prevatt, Jr., 
priest - in - charge of St. Barnabas' 
Church in Greensboro, will be dean of 
the Junior High School Conference. 
He will be assisted by Miss Carter 
Heyward of Charlotte and the Rev. 
Clay H. Turner, rector of Trinity 
Church in Statesville. This event was 
attended last year by 80 junior high 
school young churchmen, and registra- 
tion is open to students who have just 
completed either the 7th, 8th or 9th 

The Rev. S. F. James Abbott, assis- 
tant to the rector of St. Francis' Church 
in Greensboro, is dean of the Senior 
High School Conference. He will be 
assisted by the Revs. Wilson Carter, 

Charlotte, Downs Spitler, Winston- 
Salem, Robert L. Williams, Jr., Char- 
lotte, Mrs. Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. Tony 
E. Hamby, Winston-Salem, and Mrs. 
Gray Temple, Jr., Boone. Fifty-three 
students just completing grades 10 
through 12 attended this conference at 
Vade Mecum in 1969, and registration 
is open to a similar group this year up 
to a limit of 64 young people. 

The Rev. William Hethcock, direc- 
tor of program, in making arrange- 
ments for these two conferences is en- 
deavoring to keep costs to the families 
of delegates as low as possible. A small 
charge will be added to the fee charged 
each delegate to cover unbudgeted 
overhead expenses, but he is hopeful 
that funds will become available to 
assist the Diocese in offering these pro- 
grams at a minimum expense to those 
who attend. Brochures, including regis- 
tration forms, are presently in prepara- 
tion and will be distributed from the 
Diocesan House to parochial clergy. 

Tentative plans are being made for a 
bus to leave from some central location 
in the Diocese to transport young peo- 
ple to the Senior High School Confer- 
ence at Black Mountain. Reidsville be- 
ing more centrally located, no plans of 
this kind are under way for the Junior 
High School Conference. 


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Bishop Speaks On Restrictive Giving: 

Annual Convention Of Laymen 
Attracts 100 To Winston-Salem 

TWIN CITY SIDELIGHT — Laymen here are shown in discussion during regis- 
tration. Left to right: Larry Lane (Calvary, Tarboro), secretary, Laymen's Asso- 
ciation; Paul Neil (St. Peter's, Charlotte), first vice president, Laymen's Associa- 
tion; Hobart Steele (Holy Comforter, Burlington); Ed Mulvey, Jr. (St. Paul's, 
Winston-Salem), president, Laymen's Association; and Robert Pratt (St. Timo- 
thy's, Winston-Salem). 

Secretary, Layman's Association 

The 36th Annual Convention 
Episcopal Laymen of the Diocese 

Following some discussion and amend- 
ments to this by-law change the change 
was accepted. 

Skinner Pugh, appointed to replace 
Charles Winston as Laymens Thank- 
Offering Custodian, gave an informa- 
tive report on the functions of the 
Thank-Offering program. One point of 
interest pointed out by Skinner was 
the fact that the engine of Alaska's 
Bishop Gordon's first airplane was pur- 
chased with funds donated by our 

Bishop Fraser, at President Mulvey's 
invitation, addressed the laymen on the 
distressing matter of the closing of 
Vade Mecum. The Bishop stated that a 
sum of $100,000 would be required to 
restore the camp to good operational 
standards. Bishop Fraser further stated 
that all memorials, alter, cross, etc., 
had been removed from the Chapel of 
Hope for safe keeping. 

The meeting was adjourned for an 
enjoyable luncheon consisting of ham, 
roast beef, potatoe salad, green peas, 
toss salad and cherry or apple pie. 

Following the meal, the convention 
was readjourned for a talk by Charles 
M. Crump, noted Memphis Attorney 
and church layman. 

He discussed the make up and func- 
tions of the Executive Council of the 
National Church of which he is a vice 

North Carolina was held at the Con- 
vention Center in Winston-Salem 
March 1, 1970 with 100 laymen in at- 

A service of Holy Communion was 
celebrated by Bishop Moore and in- 
cluded a stimulating sermon delivered 
by Bishop Fraser. Bishop Fraser's 
topic was directed toward the contro- 
versy concerning restrictive pledging. 
(See Page 2.) 

The business session was followed 
with annual reports from the officers 
of the organization. Due to the closing 
of Vade Mecum the conference time 
table was interrupted. In the past the 
annual planning conference has been 
held in June. Paul Neil, in giving this 
report on the conference, said that 
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp and 
YMCA Camp Haynes are being con- 
sidered as possible sites. The confer- 
ence date remains to be determined, 
however, when this date is arrived at all 
laymen will be promptly notified, said 
Neil. Further, a program dealing with 
man and his environment will be pre- 
sented, according to Neil. 

In connection with the Vade Mecum 
matter, proposed changes in the or- 
ganization by-laws were offered delet- 
ing all reference to Vade Mecum. 


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preserve their own salary, and this is bringing about division within the Diocese. 

All restrictive pledging carries with it bitterness and defiance and this is a 
spiritual disease that divides. 

Furthermore, restrictive pledging never achieves its goal. A vestry which ac- 
cepts restrictive pledges abdicates its right to determine the use of the funds of the 
parish. They set themselves up to be the target for restrictive pledging and dis- 
sention and therefore abdicate their right to act, at least financially, in the name of 
the parish. 

Those who restricted their pledges to get at the Urban Crisis Committee of the 
Diocese did not succeed. They eliminated a hospital chaplain, our share in the 
Provincial Program which involves college work and psychiatric assistance for 
clergy and their families, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and our sum- 
mer camp and conference center Vade Mecum. 

Those who restricted to get at the General Convention Special Program did not 
succeed. At the February 19 meeting of the Executive Council the General 
Convention Special Program budget was increased, campus ministries reduced, 
and overseas missions reduced. 

The only way to protest is to accept your quota and then debate the issues at 
hand manfully, honestly, and rationally in your congregations, in your vestries, 
and in your diocesan conventions. Divorcing oneself from his parish or diocesan 
or national church family accomplishes nothing. Restrictive pledging is a decision 
of the emotions and not the mind. It is a blind effort to strike back which always 
misses its mark and ends up hurting the people whom you want to help. This is 
the condition in which we find ourselves in this Diocese with our 1970 budget. 

There are others who say to me, "Bishop, don't worry, we will take care of 
you. We are the silent majority." I am not interested in pleasing any silent ma- 
jority, whether it is liberal or conservative, black or white. As Bishop of the 
Diocese I am interested in the truth. We are dealing with the future of our Church 
and our Nation. Therefore, it is imperative that we know what is true. Then we 


The Churchman 

Dates Are April 3, 4, 5: 

Charlotte To Host Youth Convention 

president. Crump also reviewed the 
National Church 1970 budget which 
amounts to $13 million. This figure is 
$3 million less than that adopted at the 
Seatle Convention, he said. 

He added that the reductions were 
necessary due in great part to restric- 
tive pledging. A major reduction oc- 
curred in overseas mission support. On 
the other hand several budgeted items 
were increased, namely special pro- 
gram funds and Christian Education 

In closing Crump stated that all lay 
people must be thoroughly informed 
on all church related matters, corporate 
members of the whole church and liv- 
ing witnesses to the Kingdom of God. 

A lively question and answer period 
followed with Crump candidly answer- 
ing those inquiries put to him. 

The business session, which was 
earlier deferred in preference to the 
speaker, was resumed. In connection 
with the Vade Mecum situation, Fran- 
cis Clarkson proposed that "none of 
the property, real or otherwise, be re- 
moved from Vade Mecum's Chapel of 
Hope without prior consultation with 
the Diocesan Laymens Organization." 
Following a lengthy and concerted dis- 
cussion the motion was voted upon and 
carried by a 30 to 23 count. President 
Mulvey appointed a laymen's commit- 
tee to work with the Bishop and others 
on the Vade Mecum situation. The 

Episcopal congregations in Charlotte 
are hosting the Annual Diocesan Youth 
Convention for some 300 young peo- 
ple and their adult advisers from 
around the Diocese. The University of 
North Carolina at Charlotte will be the 
scene of this year's Convention begin- 
ning with supper on Friday, April 3, 
and ending with a celebration of the 
Holy Communion in the Charlotte's 
Freedom Park in mid-morning on Sun- 
day, April 5. 

"What is Love" is the theme of the 
Convention being planned by the Dio- 
cesan Youth Commission of which Lee 
Doolittle, St. Andrew's Church in 
Greensboro, is president. Young peo- 
ple attending the convention will meet 
in small groups to discuss aspects of 
the theme on Friday and Saturday. 
Youth discussion leaders previously 
trained in a weekend workshop at The 
Terraces will conduct the discussion 
groups. There will be a business ses- 
sion and election of officers on Satur- 
day afternoon, and the traditional 
banquet and dance will take place 
Saturday evening. 

A feature of this year's convention is 
a special program for adult advisers of 
Young Churchmen. This program will 
take place on Friday and Saturday only 
of the convention. The Rev. Phillip 
Craig, rector of All Saints' Church in 
Greensboro, is coordinating the ad- 
visers' program. 

A number of Young Churchmen 
from Charlotte representing other 
young people in their respective 
parishes have been working with the 
Youth Commission in making arrange- 
ments for the convention. The Rev. 
Robert Williams, Jr., assistant to the 
Rector at St. John's Church, is co- 
ordinating arrangements in Charlotte. 

committee members were Francis 
Clarkson, Paul Neil and Henry Glenn. 

The following officers were elected 
for the 1970-71 term: President, Paul 
Neil, Jr.; first vice president, Jim 
Davis; secretary, Larry Lane; treas- 
surer, Henry Davis; LTO custodian, 
Skinner Pugh; and Directors, Bob 
Prongay, Elmer Dudley, Garland 
McPherson, Henry Craumer and Bill 

Adjournment followed the benedic- 
tion by Bishop Moore. 


will serve God and His Church and do what is best for our country. It is my hope 
I that this will be the desire and prayer of the great majority and not some partisan 
or prejudiced point of view that calls itself a silent majority. 

In the future, I hope that congregations will refuse restrictive pledging at any 
cost, and if they do not raise the money, they do not raise it. For example, if a 
congregation has a budget of $50,000 of which $10,000 is the diocesan quota and 
they raise only $40,000, they may find that they can get by on their own current 
; expenses with $38,000 and only send the Diocese $2,000. It may be that they will 
need all of their $40,000 and will not be able to send the Diocese anything; but 
they will not be scared with the division created by restrictive pledging. They will 
not be scared by using the device so often employed which says, "Do not restrict 
your pledge, just give it to a special fund so that it does not go through the parish 

■ ! budget." This is also divisive, restrictive and creates dissention. 

Under no circumstances should a congregation ever become involved in ac- 
cepting pledges or restrictive pledging against the Diocese or the National 

' Church. This kind of defiance spreads and where it has happened in the 
Diocese, there is already a quiet disrespect for those clergy and parishes which 

e permitted restrictive pledging, a sort of underground feeling of division and 

e cynicism, the end of which we cannot determine. 

Our job is now one of achieving unity in diversity, of learning to live in our 
differences, of accepting the common goal of Jesus Christ and the work of His 
Church, of undoing the things which we have done which we should not have 

]t done. It would be my hope that every congregation that has involved itself in any 

a ' i kind of restrictive pledging would move out from this now once and for all and 

^ i never again. 

Where possible, it would be better to return restricted pledges, even at this late 
a! date, and if necessary, cut your quota to the Diocese. Then you could regain your 
s, freedom and your dignity and return to your vestries the authority over finances 
® which they must exercise. 

m ! Finally, every congregation should become involved in something other than a 
f program of self-maintenance. They should develop programs of working for 
' s others, programs for the dispossessed, programs that defeat separatism, whether 

it be black or white, programs which bear the characteristics of our Lord Jesus 
°' Christ so that people in the community will know that Episcopalians are different 

because they are followers of Christ, 
the "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house 
ten divided against a house falleth . . . Blessed are they that hear the word of God, 
« e and keep it." 

««» April 1970 

Moderates Helped Forge Compromise: 

Liberal-Conservative Showdown 
Averted At Diocesan Convention 

Editor's Note: Following is an 
analysis of the recent diocesan 
convention at Salisbury. It was 
prepared for the congregation of 
the Church of the Good Shepherd 
at Raleigh and was made avail- 
able on request for publication in 
this issue. Its author, Dr. Sarah 
M. Lemmon, attended the con- 
vention as an alternate delegate. 
The first woman to serve on the 
Vestry at Good Shepherd, Dr. 
Lemmon is chairman of the De- 
partment of History and Political 
Science at Meredith College in 
the Capital City. 

THESIS: Because three distinct 
groups rather than two were present at 
the Diocesan Convention, a confronta- 
tion between liberals and conservatives 
could not occur; Instead, a compro- 
mise was constructed. The role of the 
Bishop as presiding officer was to lead 
the convention in the decision-making 
process while helping it to avoid adop- 
ting contradictory and conflicting poli- 

The Issues 

Three major issues were present for 
basic discussion and decision-making. 

1. Degree of support for the Na- 
tional Church's Program 

2. Greater participation in decision- 
making by the youth of the Diocese 

3. Greater participation in decision- 
making by the blacks of the Diocese 

Not proposed by any group as issues 
were these matters : 

1. The Episcopal Maintenance Bud- 
get, including assessment for the Na- 
tional Church and the salaries of the 
North Carolina bishops 

2. Reduction or abolition of financial 
assistance to the diocesan Urban Crisis 
Program, and/or abolition of the dio- 
cesan committee for this program. Al- 
though the Bishop opened the way for 
a motion to reconstitute the nature of 
this committee, no steps were taken to 
do so. 

The Groups 

Liberals. The hard-core liberals 
favored meeting the National Church's 
Program quota fully, and extending to 

. . . Convention Analyzed 

youth and blacks greater participation 
in decision making. This group ap- 
peared to number around 152, based 
on the vote to send special youth and 
black delegates to the Triennial Con- 
vention in Houston next summer. Al- 
though this group favored meeting the 
National Church's Program quota in 
full, it did not submit a motion to do 
so. Both clergy and laity were in this 

Moderates. The moderate group 
favored meeting the National Church's 
Program quota fully but opposed ex- 
tending to youth and blacks greater 
participation in decision-making. This 
group appeared to number around 53, 
based on the difference in the 152 votes 
cast for youth and blacks, and the 205 
votes cast against further reduction of 
the sum budgeted for the National 
Church's Program. Both clergy and 
laity were in this group. This group 
held the balance of power. 

Conservatives. The hard-core con- 
servatives favored meeting all the dio- 
cesan financial needs first and giving 
the remainder to the National Church's 
Program quota. They opposed greater 
participation by youth and blacks in 
decision-making. This group appeared 
to number around 119, based on the 
vote cast in favor of reducing the sum 

budgeted for the National Church's 
Program to the remainder after meet- 
ing diocesan needs. Both clergy and 
laity were in this group, although fewer 
clergy than in either of the other 

The Role of the Bishop 

The presiding officer, Bishop of the 
Diocese, stated that he conceived of 
his role as a "pastoral" one. He desired 
to lead the delegates in their thinking 
and voting but not to decide for them 
as if he were a "Big Daddy." He at- 
tempted to achieve this by insisting that 
motions and resolutions be clear in 
meaning, and in asking for a directive 
pertaining to approval of General Con- 
vention Special Program funded proj- 
ects. He repeatedly pointed out con- 
sequences of passage of motions on 
the floor in order to prevent mutually 
contradictory results. Although the Bis- 
hop himself favored meeting the Na- 
tional Church's Program quota in full, 
and in giving greater participation to 
youth and blacks in decision-making, 
he made no effort to force these views 
on the delegates. 

The Decisions 

No decision was reached on the basis 
of action by one group alone. Because 
compromises thus resulted, both lib- 
erals and conservatives were dissatis- 
fied with the results. 

1. The National Church's Pro- 
gram budget, which had been reduced 
by 40 per cent by action of the Dio- 
cesan Finance Committee, remained 
the same by a vote of 205 to 1 19. 

2. Greater participation by youth 
and blacks in the Triennial Convention 
next summer was defeated by a vote of 
166 to 153 on a recount. 

3. Greater participation by youth in 
parish and diocesan affairs was granted 
when 17-year-olds were given voting 
rights at parish meetings. A 17-year-old 
was elected to the Diocesan Council 
over a last-minute conservative effort 
to block it. 

4. An attempt by conservatives to 
consider the budget on Friday after- 
noon rather than Saturday morning 
was defeated by a vote of 170 to 156. 
The intent was apparently to make the 
financial decisions before hearing the 
panel discussion by the Diocesan Ur- 
ban Crisis Committee. 

5. A smaller group of financial con- 
servatives attempted to prevent the use 
of reserve funds to restore part of the 
diocesan budget cuts. They prevented 


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The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

TERRACES SIDELIGHT — Members of the nominating committee also met at 
The Terraces: Mrs. Richard B. Saunders of Wadesboro, Mrs. W. J. Long, Jr. of 
Roanoke Rapids, Mrs. Edward K. Atkinson of Greensboro, and Mrs. Walter 
Burbank of Concord. 

Board Of ECW 
Holds Meeting 
At Terraces 

The Executive Board of the Episco- 
pal Churchwomen for the Diocese met 
at the Terraces in Southern Pines on 
February 17 and 18. The Board ap- 
proved the new budget for 1970, which 
will be presented to the general mem- 
bership for consideration at Annual 
Meeting, heard reports from various 
chairmen, and completed plans for the 

the use of $40,000 but were defeated 
on $20,000, another compromise. 


Given the above structure and the 
type of role played by the Bishop, no 
other results could have been expected 
from the convention. Decisions were 
not dead center but a little on the lib- 
eral side. The compromise was 
probably reasonable and will probably 
prove workable. 

Spring Planning Days last month 

Mrs. W.H.R. Jackson, chairman 
of missions, reported that over $170 
was sent to each missionary assigned to 
the Diocese as a Christmas gift from 
the ECW. 

Board members were reminded of 
the upcoming retreat for all Church- 
women from April 14 to 16 at the 
Terraces. Bishop Fraser will be the 
leader, and women from all parishes 
are invited to attend. 

Mrs. Motsinger, president, an- 
nounced that Mrs. Hyman Philips, Jr., 
of Tarboro, is the new ECW represen- 
tative on the Kanuga Board. 

Mrs. John Wooten, Jr., of Winston- 
Salem, co-chairman, along with Mrs. 
Gordon Williams of Greensboro, dis- 
cussed plans for the annual Church- 
women's summer conference. The pro- 
gram is partly planned, although the 
place for the meeting is still undecided. 

Mrs. Herman Salinger, chairman of 
College Work and Christian Ministries, 
announced that a college conference 
will be held at Quail Roost, Rouge- 
mont, next fall, September 14-15. 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Convention Comments — Culled 
from newsletters and bulletins of 
churches about the Diocese were these 
comments on the Diocesan Conven- 

"In my opinion it was an exciting 
convention because it allowed people 
to say some things that they had not 
been able to say heretofore. And we 
were squarely confronted with the fact 
that the Church cannot be a 'com- 
fortable pew' at this time in history. 
How we respond to issues of the day 
will determine whether 'He Lives' 
(theme of the Convention) or not. We 
all do need to voice our opinions and 
become involved to the degree that our 
voices are heard. The diversity of our 
church is, and has been historically, one 
of its traits." — The Rev. Jack Jessup, 
assistant to the rector, church of the 
Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount, in the 
Shepherd's Horn. Ther Rev. Charles I. 
fenicK is rector. 

"The Episcopal Church in the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina has been sitting 
on a powder keg for the past several 
months. The keg did not explode, but 
the lack of explosion was not because 
we did not deal with the issues, rather I 
feel it was because of the fulfillment 
of the promise 'when two or three are 
gathered together in my name, I will 
be there also.' " — The Rev. Charles 
Riddle, Calvary Church, Tarboro. 

"Now is the time to move on into 
the creative and positive pursuits of 
our Christian pilgrimage. All has been 
done that can be done at this time. We 
must move ahead. Our mission is lov- 
ing (not always easy but vital), acting 
in the areas of responding to needs — 
of Christians and of the world. The 
time has come for each of us to be 
counted as a committed Christian, not 
looking backward nor reacting nega- 
tively, but looking forward and re- 
sponding to the challenges ahead with 
'faith, hope and charity (love).' " — The 
Rev. Dudley Colhoun, St. Paul's, 

New Location — The congregation 
of St. Titus, Durham, has completed 
negotiations for a new site for their 
proposed new church building. The 
new tract is located approximately 
three blocks southeast of the present 

April 1970 


location, and, according to "The Ti- 
tusian," is "large enough for parking 
facilities and for future expansion and 
will enable St. Titus to remain located 
in or near the center of the community 
it serves." The church building on the 
present site burned last year. The Rev. 
Nathanial Portor is rector. 

Work with Aging — The communi- 
cants of St. Philip's, Durham, have 
joined with three other downtown 
churches for an inner-city ministry to 
the aging. Among these plans are a 
transportation pool which will provide 
rides to hospitals, doctors and social 
agencies. In another phase of the min- 
istry, a group of youth from St. 
Philip's and First Presbyterian have 
initiated "Operation Grandparents/ 
Grandchild." They will begin with 
weekly or semi-weekly visits to resi- 
dents of the High-Rise apartments who 
have expressed interest in meeting the 
young people. The Rev. Eugene Bol- 
linger is rector of St. Philip's. 

"Feed-the-Hungry" — To open 
their series of Lenten programs St. 
Francis', Greensboro, had a "Special 
Evening for God's Hungry Children" 
for the entire parish. Following a 
special family service they partook of a 
"Feed-the-Hungry" dinner consisting 
of soup, crackers, rice and coffee or 
milk. Proceeds were to go to the Pre- 
siding Bishop's Fund for World Relief. 
The Rev. Peter Robinson is rector of 
St. Francis. 

To St. Mark's — The Rev. Keith J. 
Reeve has come to St. Mark's, Raleigh, 
as priest-in-charge. He comes to Ra- 
leigh from Holy Trinity, Fayetteville, 
in the Diocese of Eastern North Caro- 
lina, where he was assistant rector. The 
congregation of St. Mark's welcomed 
Mr. Reeve, his wife Carmen, and their 
five children, with a new vicarage. 
Their Raleigh address is 3816 In- 
gram Drive. 

To Erwin — The Rev. James W. 
Scouten is new rector of St. Stephen's, 
Erwin. He comes to this Diocese from 
All Saints' Church, Cold Springs, Dio- 
cese of Lexington, Ky. 

To Virginia — The Rev. Harry 
Thomas has gone to the Diocese of 
Southern Virginia from St. Stephen's, 
Oxford, where he served as rector. In 
his new post he will serve as rector of 
All Saints', South Hill, Va. 

Ordained — The Rev. William Mur- 
ray Bullock, Tarboro native and com- 
municant of St. Michael's, Tarboro, 
before he entered the seminary at Uni- 
versity of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., 
was recently ordained to the priest- 
hood. He was ordained by the Rt. Rev. 
George Henry, bishop of the Diocese 
of Western North Carolina, at church 
of the Ascension, Hickory. 

Back to School — The Rev. William 
Wells who has served as assistant to the 
rector at St. Philip's, Durham, has en- 
tered Graduate School at UNC Chapel 
Hill, in the History Department. 

Father Dies — Sympathy is ex- 
tended to the Rev. James M. Hindle, 
associate rector, Holy Trinity, Greens- 
boro, on the death of his father, 
Howard B. Hindle of Largo, Florida. 

Results In Consultation: 

NC Urban Crisis' Grant Among 
12 More Approved By National 

The stance taken by this Diocese at 
its recent Salisbury convention with re- 
gard to the "Urban Crisis Program" of 
the national church resulted in a March 
6 meeting between diocesan represen- 
tatives and members of the New York 
staff of the Episcopal Church. 

Bishop Fraser and the Standing 
Committee conferred with a three-man 
delegation from the Executive Council 
on an additional grant to the United 
Organization for Community Improve- 
ment at Durham. The Durham grant 
was approved, but payment was with- 
held pending the outcome of the March 
6 meeting with diocesan representa- 

The Salisbury convention approved 
and directed continuance of the prac- 
tice by Bishop Fraser of insisting upon 
original copies of applications and field 
appraisals on all North Carolina grants. 

The Durham grant was among 12 
totalling $369,000 approved under the 
General Convention Special Program 
at the February meeting of the 
Church's Executive Council at Green- 
wich, Conn. 

It was an action characterized by the 
usual long debate by Council members 
and an extended discussion of project 
goals and procedures followed by 
Executive Council staff members in 
consulting with Diocesan officials, ac- 
cording to Diocesan Press Service of 
New York. 

Two of the 12 grants . . . includ- 
ing the one for North Carolina . . . 
were only approved, pending comple- 
tion of diocesan consultations. 

The three-year, nine-million-dollar 
Special Program was initiated by the 
Church's General Convention in 1967 

and provides a means for assisting 
community organizations and other 
similar groups to develop programs for 
poor and powerless minorities. 

In the past two years, the program 
has expended nearly three million dol- 
lars in assisting minority groups, in- 
cluding blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexi- 
can-Americans and American Indians 
and Eskimos, to help themselves in a 
variety of community projects. 

Four projects recommended for 
funding by the Council's Screening and 
Review Committee were challenged at 
the Council session. In each case many 
of the questions were concerned with 
consultations with local diocesan of- 


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ficials and how they had been carried 
out by Executive Council staff. 

Commenting on the March 6 meet- 
ing with representatives from the na- 
tional church Bishop Fraser said: "It is 
hoped that our discussion produced a 
clearer understanding in the minds of 
the visiting delegation of our diocesan 
situation. However, since the Standing 
Committee and I were under instruc- 
tions from the Salisbury convention, 
we were unable to waive the required 
copies of the original application and 
field appraisal. Actually, the Durham 
grant itself was never discussed and we 
were not informed at the conclusion of 
the meeting what effect ... if any . . . 
the discussions will have on any future 

Administrative procedures require 
consultation with the local bishop be- 
fore grants are made, although ap- 
proval by the bishop is not necessary. 

A grant of $13,000 to the Black 
Radical Action Project, of Indianapo- 
lis, Ind., was approved, although a 
resolution passed by Council directed 
that "none of the funds be released un- 
til the Presiding Bishop receives from 
Bishop (John P.) Craine full and un- 
qualified approval of the entire grant." 

Bishop Craine was reported to have 
approved of the project verbally, and 
the resolution asked for verification of 
this approval before the funds could be 

Another grant of $30,000 for the 
United Organization for Community 
Improvement of Durham also was 
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been completed. 

Leon E. Modeste, director of the 
Special Program, reported that rela- 
tions between the Diocese of North 
Carolina and the Special Program are 
"at a stalemate" and that consultation 
was not possible at the present time. 

The impasse is the result of a Special 
Program grant to the Malcolm X Lib- 
eration University in Durham which 
has been widely criticized by church 
members in North Carolina, Diocesan 
Press Service reported. 

The Council directed that a special 
committee be appointed to meet with 
Modeste and the Bishop of North 
Carolina "to endeavor to resolve pro- 
cedural difficulties and the misunder- 
standings that have arisen between 

The Presiding Bishop also was 
authorized to disburse the funds on an 
"emergency basis," but the resolution 
specified "that the grant not be made 
until after consultation." Houston Wil- 
son, Council member from George- 
town, Del., was appointed by the Pre- 
siding Bishop to be responsible for 
seeking consultation between the Dio- 
cese and Executive Council staff. 

A requested grant of $30,000 for the 
Southern Media project, of Jackson, 
Miss., also was affected by a delaying 
action, but it was finally approved. Dr. 
Clifford P. Morehouse, in objecting to 
the grant, said that "we feel that con- 
sultation with the Diocese is incom- 

A subsequent telephone call to the 
Bishop of Mississippi resulted in final 

Only one other grant was called into 
question, involving $10,000 for the 
Committee on Indian Rights of the 
Colville Reservation, Nespelem, Wash. 
The Council decided that, although the 
Bishop of Spokane had expressed 
doubts about some aspects of the pro- 
gram, he favored some of it, and the 
vote endorsed the funding. 

Following is a brief description of 
several typical grants: 

United Organization for Com- 
munity Improvement, Durham, $30,- 
000. UOCI is a coalition of neighbor- 
hood councils engaged in programs of 
self-determination. Its four standing 
committees are concerned with hous- 
ing, welfare, employment and political 
issues. Among plans for the future are 
an educational program for pre-school 
children which would deal with the 
children's self-image. 

Black Radical Action Project, In- 
dianapolis, Inc., $3,000 for training 
and $10,000 toward program expenses. 
BRAP is attempting to organize the 
black community of Indianapolis 
through black studies programs, com- 
munication between blacks and the de- 
velopment of action groups and black 
leadership. It received a regular grant 
of $47,360 in 1968, $20,000 of which 
was shared with College Room, and 
an emergency grant of $1,000 in 1969 
and has been instrumental in obtaining 
progressive legislation in such areas as 
welfare administration and addiction 
treatment; and in working with unions 
to eliminate unfair labor practices. The 
present grant from the GCSP and the 
training program are designed to assist 
BRAP in developing broadbased com- 
munity support for continuing and ex- 
panding its program. An additional 
$5,000 was approved on a 1 : 1 match- 
ing basis. 

Southern Media, Jackson, Miss., 
$30,000. Southern Media is a film 
company which provides communica- 
tion services for poor communities of 
the South where none previously 
existed, trains local persons in technical 
communication skills, provides audio- 
visual aids for use in community or- 
ganization and development, and re- 
cords community activities and social 
change. In all these endeavors it also 
attempts to present a positive image of 
the black man. A part of the 
Poor People's Corporation, Southern 
Media received a previous grant from 
GCSP in 1968 of $30,000. Among its 
activities since that time was the pro- 
duction of a film, "Grand Marie," on 
the work of a sweet potato cooperative 
funded by GCSP. Also approved was 
an additional $15,000 on a 1:1 match- 
ing basis. 

Committee on Indian Rights of 
the Colville Reservation, Nespelem, 
Wash., $10,000. The Committee on 
Indian Rights has been organized by 
Indians living on the Colville Reserva- 
tion to oppose termination of the res- 
ervation proposed by the present Tribal 
Council. Funds from the GCSP will be 
used to inform tribal members of the 
issues involved in termination and in 
waging a campaign to elect members to 
the Tribal Council who oppose such 

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nual convention. Shown here with Holy Trinity Rector Howard M. Hickey mak- 
ing arrangements for the meeting are (from the left) Mrs. John S. Lucas, president 
of Holy Trinity Women of the Church; Mrs. Tom Storrs, arrangements co- 
chairman; Mr. Hickey; and Mrs. H. C. Brown, arrangements co-chairman. 
(Photo by Jim Wommack, Greensboro Daily News and Record.) 

ECW Promotion Chairman 

Episcopal Churchwomen of the Dio- 
cese will hold their annual meeting at 
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in 
Greensboro on Tuesday and Wednes- 
day, May 5 and 6. 

The meeting will open at 1 p.m. 
with a luncheon for the executive board 
at St. Mary's House on the campus of 
the University of North Carolina at 
Greensboro. A board meeting will be 
held after lunch. Bishop Moultrie 
Moore will lead the meditation for the 
board, following the meeting. 

Registration for delegates to Annual 
Meeting is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. at 
the Parish House of Holy Trinity. Din- 
ner and evening program will be at 
7 p.m. in the Parish House; this is an 
integral part of the convention, and 
delegates must attend, Mrs. Motsinger 
has announced. 

Bishop Thomas Fraser will celebrate 
Holy Communion at 8:30 on Wednes- 
day morning, and the United Thank 
Offering Presentation will also be made 

at this service. Convention sessions will 
be held during both morning and af- 
ternoon, with adjournment scheduled 
for 3 : 30 p.m. on the same day. 

Speakers during the two-day pro- 
gram will include Dr. Frank Pisani, 
who will talk about progress and 
changes at St. Mary's; Dr. Prez- 
zell Robinson, who will speak on the 
current status and future prospects at 
St. Augustine's; the Rev. Richard Ot- 
toway, who will discuss his work as 

A reminder: All women in the 
Diocese are cordially invited to 
attend Annual Meeting, President 
Margaret Motsinger has empha- 
sized. Women in churches where 
the Episcopal Churchwomen have 
been disbanded as a formal group 
are welcome to come to the meet- 
ing and to express their opinions 
freely, even though they have not 
been sent as delegates of an of- 
ficial organization. 

Booklet Published 
On Grants From UTO 

A new booklet, "Giving Thanks 
Through Giving," has been published 
in order to tell the story of the United 
Thank Offering grants of the Episcopal 
Churchwomen for 1967-68, Mrs. Wal- 
ter Burbank, U.T.O. custodian for 
the Diocese, has announced. 

The booklet, which is the third link 
in a three-pronged program of promo- 
tion and explanation — the first two 
links being the film strips "This Chan- 
nel of Love," and "This Thy Child" — 
gives a thumbnail sketch on each grant 
made through the United Thank Of- 

During 1969 the U.T.O. Ingather- 
ings in the Diocese received a total of 
$26,840.70, Mrs. Burbank said. This 
included $13,637.71 last spring, $13,- 
047.86 last fall, and $155.13 at the 
special collection at the last Annual 
Meeting of the Churchwomen. 

The new grant list for 1969 is now 
out, and has been mailed to every 
parish, Mrs. Burbank said. Extra 
copies may be obtained without charge 
from the Seabury book store. 

Director of the Church and Industry 
Institute; and the Rev. William Heth- 
cock, director of program for the Dio- 
cese, who will tell about the situation of 
the Diocese in regard to camps and 

Mrs. Colcock Brown and Mrs. 
Thomas I. Storrs of Holy Trinity are 
co-chairmen of the meeting. Mrs. John 
S. Lucas is president of the ECW at 
Holy Trinity, the Rev. Howard M. 
Hickey is rector, and the Rev. James 
M. Hindle is associate rector. 

Other committee chairmen at Holy 
Trinity are: Registration, Mrs. Thomas 
P. Ravenel; Housing co-chairmen, Mrs. 
R. Reed DeVane and Mrs. F. S. Hol- 
combe; Finance, Mrs. Sherwood Hedg- 
peth; Packets, Mrs. Butler French; 
Hospitality, Mrs. Bernard Wright; Pub- 
licity, Mrs. Porter Crisp; Typing, Mrs. 
John P. Young; Properties and Parish, 
Mrs. William Murray. 

Parking and Transportation, Mr. 
Edwin M. Holt; First Aid, Mrs. James 
E. Spencer; Printing, Mrs. R. Earl 
Caddy; Pages, Mrs. John W. Black; 
Flowers, Mrs. Brown Patterson; Din- 
ner, Mrs. Joseph Gorrell; Luncheon, 
Mrs. Robert Norfleet; Executive Board 
Luncheon, Mrs. Stiles R. Fified; Wait- 
resses, Mrs. Nelson Maclin; Tables, 
Mrs. Stephen Royal; and Place Cards, 
Mrs. William Ramsey. 


™ Churchman 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

May, 1970 

No. 5 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
tion and Communications of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of North Carolina. Non- 
diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh. 

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the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Treasurer Sidney S. 
Holt on assessments and quotas plus the payments thereof for parishes and 
missions throughout the Diocese for the period January through March, 
1970. The assessments figure is that assigned to each parish and mission 
for the day-to-day operating expense of the Diocese. The quota figure 
represents the participation of each parish and mission in the program of 
the Episcopal Church in this Diocese and throughout the world. 


Assessm't Pd. to Date 

Albemarle, Christ Church $ 763.85 % .00 

Ansonville, All Souls 152.90 .00 

Asheboro, Good Shepherd 1,089.99 .00 

Battleboro, St. Johns 168 . 55 .00 

Burlington, Holy Comforter . . . 3 , 508 . 30 877 . 26 

St. Athanasius 27.79 .00 

Cary, St. Pauls 584.84 97.48 

Chapel Hill, Ch. of the Cross. . - 3 , 853 . 57 973 . 57 

Holy Family 2,079.50 519.90 

Charlotte, All Saints 99.37 .00 

Christ Church 12 , 649 . 38 1 , 054 . 08 

Holy Comforter 4 , 001 . 40 666 . 90 

St. Andrews 1,614.14 269.04 

St. Christophers 936.85 234.24 

St. Johns 4,191.43 698.58 

St. Martins 5,397.30 1,499.37 

St. Michaels 540 . 80 90 . 00 

St. Peters 4,165.97 1,041.50 

Cleveland, Christ Church 512.33 128.07 

Concord, All Saints 1 , 882 . 46 470 . 61 

Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 224.64 .00 

Davidson, St. Albans 196 . 72 .00 

Durham, Ephphatha 40.94 . 00 

St. Andrews 190.72 .00 

St. Josephs 817.51 .00 

St. Lukes 1,305.18 326.31 

St. Philips 4,449.99 1,009.87 

St. Stephens 2,287.43 571.86 

St. Titus 975.62 243.92 

Eden, Epiphany 843.79 210.94 

St. Marys 117.59 .00 

St. Lukes 642.36 160.59 

Elkin, Galloway Memorial 134.89 .00 

Enfield, Advent 481.98 .00 

Erwin, St. Stephens 799 . 6 1 .00 

Fork, Ascension 127.76 .00 

Fuquay-Varina, Trinity 69.54 .00 

Garner, St. Christophers 80.40 .00 

Germanton, St. Philips 18 . 25 .00 

Greensboro, All Saints 1,064.69 177.49 

Holy Trinity 9 , 303 . 27 2 , 325 . 84 

Redeemer 494.93 .00 

St. Andrews 2,908.63 2,908.97 

St. Barnabas 69.01 17.26 

St. Francis 3,832.90 960.00 

Halifax, St. Marks 218.50 .00 

Hamlet, All Saints 397.36 .00 

Haw River, St. Andrews 271.26 .00 

Henderson, Holy Innocents 2,517.91 .00 

St. Johns 199.72 .00 

High Point, St. Christiphers . _ _ 932 . 21 155 . 45 

St. Marys 3,465.27 577.54 

Hillsborough, St. Matthews- 1 , 078 . 72 1 , 078 . 72 

Huntersville, St. Marks 967 . 52 247 . 52 

Irdell, St. James 72 . 22 72 . 22 

Jackson, Saviour 213.84 .00 

Kittrell, St. James 50.13 .00 

Laurinburg, St. Davids 379.49 .00 

Lexington, Grace 1 , 180 . 10 393 . 36 

Littleton, St. Albans 196.03 .00 

St. Annas 21.92 .00 

Louisburg, St. Mattias 45.05 30.00 

St. Pauls 595.31 150.00 

Mayodan, Messiah 244 . 42 . 00 

Milton, Christ Church 34.35 .00 

Monroe, St. Pauls 1 , 051 . 60 176 . 00 

Mount Airy, Trinity 1,258.28 .00 

Northampton, St. Lukes 25.72 .00 

Oxford, St. Cyprians 205 . 14 105 . 14 

St. Stephens 1 , 183 . 33 295 . 83 

Pittsboro, St. Bartholomews... 597.90 . 00 

Quota Pd. to Date 












The Churchman 

St. Andrews Sponsors Unique Youth Project: 

Charlotte Parish House Used As Gym 

Editor's Note: The following ar- 
ticle is reprinted with permission 
from "The Charlotte News." 

Women's News Reporter 

A gymnasium isn't exactly what 
you'd expect to see in a church hall, 
but the one at St. Andrew's Episcopal 
Church has become part of the every- 
day routine. 

On Sunday, the church hall is used 
for an adult class, but on weekdays it's 
alive with youngsters of all ages en- 
gaged in tumbling and vaulting. 

The classes, which meet twice a 
week and are sponsored by the North 
Charlotte Rotarians, are an innovation 

in gymnastics for children. 

Under the direction of Julia Helms, 
local gymnastics expert, youngsters are 
able to participate in a more intensi- 
fied program than the one offered in 
the present physical education set up 
in the public schools. 

In addition, they are able to advance 
according to their own ability on an 
individual basis. 

Julia, known to many Charlotteans 
for her work in gymnastics at the John- 
ston Memorial YMCA, works with 
these children to help them develop 
better coordination of motor move- 

The idea of offering such a class to 
Charlotte youngsters came about in 

August of this year, when Julia took a 
group of her students from the John- 
ston Y to perform for the North Char- 
lotte Rotarians. 

Club members were so impressed 
with the presentation that they became 
concerned about where these students 
would go should the Johnston Y close. 

It seemed last summer the Y might 
close because of the loss of its prin- 
cipal financial backer, Highland Park 

Since then, a membership drive was 
launched and efforts are still underway 
to keep it open. 

Encouraged by Bob Culbertson, the 
club decided to sponsor a project to 
allow these students to continue their 
work with Julia. They also decided to 
set up a scholarship program for those 
interested youngsters who cannot af- 
ford the fee. 

It was up to Julia, they said, to find 
a building with a ceiling high enough 
to accommodate the equipment. If she 
could do this, they would furnish the 

A member of St. Andrew's, Julia 
was reminded of its classroom building. 

It wasn't long before she and her stu- 
dents gave another presentation to the 
church vestry in an attempt to sell the 

"We were more than happy to rent 
the building to her for such a project, 
especially since it involves the church 
as well as young people from the whole 
community," said the Rev. David 
Woodruff, church rector. 

Now, three months and several thou- 
sand dollars worth of equipment later, 
some 50 children are using their minds 
as well as their bodies in "becoming 
more well rounded individuals," says 

"In gymnastics, a child develops in 
mind body, and spirit. You can't de- 
velop one without the other." 

Julia, 45 years old and the grand- 
mother of two, is as trim and fit as 
any of her most agile students. 

She attended Swoboda College in 
New York and taught dancing in her 
own dancing school before joining the 
staff at Johnston Y. 

Like so many of us, Julia feels that 


Assessm't Pd. to Date Quota Pd. to Date 

Raleigh, Christ Church $ 5,077.34 $ .00 $ 19,077.70 $ .00 

Good Shepherd 4,716.61 1,404.15 11,216.57 2,804.14 

St. Ambrose 881.54 .00 3,312.31 .00 

St. Augustines 52.94 52.94 198.94 198.94 

St. Marks 365.93 .00 1,374.97 .00 

St. Marys 46.02 46.02 172.90 172.90 

St. Michaels 4,269.52 400.00 9,000.00 1,000.00 

St. Timothys 1,812.05 290.00 2,000.00 150.00 

Reidsville, St. Thomas 973.23 243.33 3,656.85 914.19 

Ridgeway, Good Shepherd 18.67 .00 70.15 .00 

Roanoke Rapids, All Saints 1,330.85 332.30 5,000.56 416.64 

Rockingham, Messiah 959.43 284.43 .00 .00 

Rocky Mount, Christ Church.. 468.86 . 00 1,761.70 . 00 

Epiphany 128.22 .00 .00 .00 

Good Shepherd 4,002.90 1,002.90 4,000.00 1,000.00 

St. Andrews 1,096.66 274.18 3,000.00 750.00 

Roxboro, St. Marks 206.48 34.42 775.84 129.30 

Salisbury, St. Lukes 4,135.22 1,033.82 6,798.78 1,699.71 

St. Matthews 523.20 130.80 1,965.89 491.51 

St. Pauls 248.98 248.98 .00 .00 

Sanford, St. Thomas 946.60 . 00 1,000.00 . 00 

Scotland Neck, Trinity 952.99 265.26 1,790.38 447.60 

Smithfield, St. Pauls 1,034.65 . 284.65 3,160.64 790.17 

Speed, St. Marys 88.65 88.65 333.08 333.08 

Southern Pines, Emmanuel 3,306.88 832.00 12,425.33 3,111.00 

Statesville, Trinity 1,498.08 374.52 5,628.91 1,407.28 

Stovall, St. Peters 13.39 . 00 50.30 . 00 

Tarboro, Calvary 2,829.45 655.68 10,631.43 2,495.82 

St. Lukes 104.87 26.19 394.03 98.49 

St. Michaels 385 . 28 . 00 1 , 447 . 66 . 00 

Thomasville, St. Pauls 610.70 156.00 2,294.69 579.00 

Townsville, Holy Trinity 68.84 68.84 .00 .00 

Wadesboro, Calvary 874.73 886.71 3,286.71 218.69 

Wake Forest, St. Johns 185.91 .00 698.55 .00 

Walnut Cove, Christ Ch 23 1 . 40 . 00 869 . 47 . 00 

Warrenton, All Saints 60 . 53 10 . 00 227 . 42 38 . 00 

Emmanuel 904.13 .00 1,500.00 .00 

Weldon, Grace 494.81 .00 1,859.21 .00 

Wilson, St. Marks 117.24 .00 220.27 .00 

St. Timothys 2,710.37 235.37 8,513.84 763.84 

Winston-Salem, St. Annes 760.44 190.00 2,857.28 714.25 

St. Pauls 9,354.45 2,338.80 29,899.00 7,476.00 

St. Stephens 270.78 .00 1,017.42 .00 

St. Timothys 1,903.07 475.76 7,150.62 1,787.70 

Woodleaf, St. Georges 59.74 .00 .00 .00 

Yanceyville, St. Lukes 26.00 .00 .00 .00 

$158,300.00 $ 33,482.13 $444,019.44 $ 80,235.14 

May 1970 


FRONT COVER PHOTO— The picture on the front cover of this issue shows 
Julia Helms, gymnastics instructor, helping 12-year-old Roxanne McConnell 
with an exercise atop the elevated balance beam. In the above photo Wynn 
Walker shows his form on the parallel bars while Bob Culbertson watches. 
(Photos courtesy of The Charlotte News.) 

today's individual is too often forgot- 

"My goal," she said, "is to work 
with each child. In doing so, he'll have 
the chance to feel needed and that he 
has a skill all his own. 

"Of course," she said, "not all chil- 
dren can use all the equipment. We 
have more difficult apparatus for ad- 
vanced students." 

However successful this program be- 
comes, Rotarian Bob Culbertson hopes 
that other civic groups will become in- 
terested, particularly in the scholarship 

"It would afford a great opportunity 
for some deserving youngster," he said. 

(For information about the cost and 
times of classes, call St. Andrews Epis- 
copal Church. ) 

Editor's Note: Following is a current 
summary on the present status of the 
Charlotte project: 

"Our program at St. Andrew's Par- 
ish Hall in gymnastics, rhythm and con- 
ditioning began in November, 1969 
with 21 children and adults enrolled. 

"When classes resumed in January, 
1970 this fast-growing program had 
increased in enrollment to a total of 
80 children and adults. 

"Program purposes are as follows: 
1. A quality fitness program for the 
community; 2. To offer a new trend 
in church program; 3. To attract new 
people to St. Andrew's; 4. To provide 
scholarships for this instruction for de- 
serving boys and girls; 5. To use church 
facilities more fully; and, 6. To chal- 
lenge St. Andrew's members to become 
involved in a new program for youth 
in physical fitness development. 

"Seven girls ranging in age from 1 1 
to 15 years of age make up our gym- 
nastics team, the Rata-ettes. The young 

ladies attend regular team practice, in- 
struction classes, and serve in our pro- 
gram as leaders and class demonstra- 
tors. They are called on often for 
demonstration programs locally and in 
surrounding areas. 

"As the gymnastic season ap- 
proaches they are increasing their train- 
ing pace for meets as they represent St. 
Andrew's in the sport of gymnastics." — 
By Mrs. Julia Helms and Mrs. Marion 
McConnell, instructors. 

Rector Rounds Out Quarter Century 

St. Andrews, Greensboro 

The Rev. Carl F. Herman rounded 
out 25 years of service as rector of St. 
Andrew's Episcopal church in Greens- 
boro recently and his congregation 
honored him with a surprise celebra- 
tion at the conclusion of the 1 1 o'clock 

Henry Kendall, senior warden, pre- 
sided at the gathering, held in the par- 

ish house of the church, and made the 
presentation of gifts from the congre- 
gation, including silver candelabra for 
the Herman home and a check. The 
Women of the Church, headed by Mrs. 
Earl Frazier as president participated 
in planning for the event. 

Special napkins used in connection 
with the refreshment period were im- 
printed as follows: "With Love and 
appreciation the parishioners salute 

The Reverend and Mrs. Carl Herman 
upon completion of 25 years of de- 
voted service to St. Andrew's Episco- 
pal Church, February 8, 1970." 

For his 25th anniversary sermon on 
Sunday, Rev. Mr. Herman used the 
same sermon he preached at his first 
appearance before the St. Andrew's 
congregation 25 years before. The ser- 
mon was titled "The Christian Church 
in a Time of Crisis" and — with slight 


The Churchman 

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CARL HERMAN HONORED — In the photo above Mr. and Mrs. Herman are shown surrounded by parishioners who 
were members of St. Andrews when the Hermans came to Greensboro 25 years ago. In the lower photo Mr. Herman is 
shown with Jules P. Squires, Sunday school superintendent in 1945 when the rector came to St. Andrews . . . and still 
Sunday school suprintendent today. 

updating — was considered just as 
appropriate today as it was when first 
used in 1945. 

Mr. Herman is one of a very few 
Episcopal rectors to serve a single par- 
ish in the North Carolina Diocese as 
long as a quarter of a century, and is 
the only one alive today with that sort 
of record. 

Mr. Herman is a native of Catawba 
County and was educated at Catawba 
College and the Theological Seminary 
of the Reformed Church (now the 
United Church of Christ), holding 
A.B. and B.D. degrees. He served a 
Reformed church at Ashland, Pa., and 
in 1943 was confirmed and ordained 
by Bishop Edwin A. Penick, then head 
of the North Carolina Diocese of the 
Episcopal church. He served churches 
at Erwin, St. Paul's and Smithfield be- 
fore coming to Greensboro. He has also 
served as priest-in-charge of Good 
Shepherd church, Asheboro, and as 
Episcopal chaplain at UNC-G. 

He has been secretary of the North 
Carolina Diocese since 1954, a mem- 
ber of the Standing Committee (and 
its president and secretary), deputy to 
Provincial Synod, deputy to the Gen- 
eral Convention five times and elected 
again for 1970, member of the board of 
managers of Thompson Orphanage, 
jand a member of the Diocesan com- 
jmittee on constitution and cannons. 

St. Andrew's church began as a Sun- 
day school class in a private home in 
! South Greensboro in 1887. The church 
Jwas formally organized in 1891 and 
jthe first church building, at the corner 
\ of East Lee and Arlington streets, was 

used for services in 1893. This building 
was consecrated in 1900 when there 
were 95 communicants. 

By 1908, with the city's growth 
moving northward and westward, prop- 
erty was purchased at the corner of 
Ashe and Sycamore streets, and in 
1912 the church building was moved 
to the new location. The building was 
dismantled, materials moved to the new 
site, and there re-erected almost exact- 
ly as it had been originally. First serv- 
ice in the new location was held in 
April, 1913. 

In 1941, as the city continued to 
spread to the west and north, and with 
the old frame building beyond any fur- 
ther repair, property for the present site 
was purchased and plans made to move 
the parish to Sunset Hills. The first 
phase of construction, a parish house, 
was completed in 1949. Communicant 
membership had meantime grown to 
270, with a church school enrollment 
of 200. The present church proper was 
completed in 1959, when the communi- 
cant strength was 750 and the church 
school enrollment 475. 

May 1970 


Antique Show Has Special Ministry 

'PAY DAY' — Here is the 'pay day' 
made possible by the Good Shepherd 
antique sale. At right are Mrs. James C. 
Weeks and Mrs. Robert M. Wiley who 
are presenting proceed checks to repre- 
sentatives of a number of institutions 

which will share in the benefits of the 
latest sale. From left are: Mrs. Wil- 
liam B. Harrison, representing St. 
Mary's Junior College; Bill Dye, rep- 
resenting the Rocky Mount Workshop; 
Bryant Aldridge, representing Nash 

General Hospital; and Dr. Ozzie Fields, 
representing Rocky Mount city schools. 
Mrs. Weeks and Mrs. Wiley are an- 
tique sale co-chairman and ECW 
chairman, respectively, at Good Shep- 

Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount 

For the past ten years the Antique 
Show sponsored by the Episcopal 
Churchwomen of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd in Rocky Mount has 
been one of the largest drawing cards of 
the fall season. Held in October at the 
National Guard Armory it attracts over 
1 ,000 visitors each year, many of them 
from out of town. 

The proceeds for all ten years have 
been donated to worthy causes, and 
with the exception of some needed 
equipment for the parish house kitchen, 
all of the funds have been given out- 
side the local parish. 

Some contributions have included 
the Diocese of North Carolina's "com- 
panion diocese," that of Panama; St. 
Mary's School in Raleigh; Jocelyn 
Gordon, a North Carolina girl who is a 
missionary in the Far East; a training 
program to train lay readers among 

the Christian Indians and Eskimos of 
Alaska; the YWCA Building Fund, 
$1,200 last year and $500 in 1966; 
scholarships for children from Thomp- 
son Orphanage to attend the summer 
camps at Vade Mecum; the Rocky 

Drugs Discussed 

copal Young Churchmen of the 
Northeast Convocation of the 
Diocese met here recently for an 
interesting program, business ses- 
sion and luncheon. 

The program dealt with drugs 
and utilized movies, slides, dis- 
cussion and guest speakers. Sonya 
Jordan is president of the host 
EYC group. 

Cornilia House of Scotland 
Neck and Skipper Harris of 
Rocky Mount are co-chairmen of 
the Northeast Convocation. 

Mount Workshop; funds for school 
lunches in Rocky Mount; and funds to 
Sister Anne Marie in Haiti. 

This year the $2,250 profit on the 
Antique Show has been allocated to 
Nash General Hospital for an electro- 
cardiograph machine, $950; to Rocky 
Mount Workshop to train the handi- 
capped, $300; to St. Mary's School, 
$500; and the school lunch program in 
Rocky Mount, $500. 

The Churchwomen's Antique Show 
is always accompanied by a snack bar 
and a luncheon on both days of the 
show. A year's planning and coopera- 
tive effort and hard work of the ladies 
of the church and many of the men 
have been the contributing factors in 
making the show a success. The 
Churchwomen appreciate the support 
of the people in the community and 
the surrounding area and are happy to 
know that the funds allocated will be of 
benefit to the community. 


The Churchman 

Meet At Greensboro May 5 and 6: 

Women To Hear Convent Speaker 

ECW Information Chairman 

Sister Columba, of the Order of St. 
Helena of the Convent of St. Helena, 
Augusta, Georgia, will be the main 
speaker at the opening dinner session 
of the Eighty-Eighth Annual Meeting 
of the Episcopal Churchwomen of the 
Diocese of North Carolina at Holy 
Trinity, Greensboro, on May 5. 

The conference will take place on 
May 5 and 6, and delegates are urged 
to arrive in time for registration at 
Holy Trinity Parish House and the din- 
ner and program following, at 7 p.m. 
The dinner is an integral part of the 
two-day meeting. 

Dr. Prezzell Robinson, president of 
St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, will 
also speak following the dinner, re- 
porting on the state of the college, and 
introducing a performance by St. Au- 
gustine's choir and glee club. 

. . . Made Vows in '66 

The sessions on Tuesday, May 6, 
will begin following the celebration of 

Holy Communion by Bishop Fraser. 
New officers of the Diocesan Board of 
the Episcopal Churchwomen will be 
elected. Speakers will include Rev. 
Robert W. McKewin, administrator of 
the Penick Memorial Home, Rev. Rich- 
ard Ottoway, director of the Church 
and Industry Institute; Rev. Frank 
Pisani, president of St. Mary's Junior 
College, and Bob Noble, administrator 
of the Episcopal Child Care Services 
of North Carolina. 

Sister Columba of the Order of St. 
Helena, who will speak at the opening 
dinner session of the ECW Annual 
Meeting at Greensboro on May 5, 
made her life vows in June, 1966, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. She has been sta- 
tioned at the Convent of St. Helena 
in Augusta, Georgia, since 1968, where 
she conducts mission, retreat, and 
youth work, and does some teaching. 
She is a native of Arlington, Va., where 
her family still lives. She studied for 
two years at Randolph-Macon Wom- 
an's College in Lynchburg, Va., and 
was graduated in 1960 from the School 
of Education at George Washington 
University, Washington, D. C, with an 
A.B. degree in English and Social 

The Nominating Committee will pre- 
sent the following slate of officers : 

Vice-President — Mrs. I. H. Man- 
ning, Jr., St. Philips, Durham; 

Secretary of Christian education — 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, St. Stephen's, 

Secretary of Promotion — Mrs. Por- 
ter Crisp, Holy Trinity, Greensboro; 

Representative on Diocesan Coun- 
cil — Mrs. W. Clary Holt, Holy Com- 
forter, Burlington. 

ST. AUG'S. EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN — These are officers and 
members of the Executive Committee of the Episcopal Church Women on 
Saint Augustine's College Campus at Raleigh. Left to right: Mrs. Rebecca 
Weatherford, president; Mrs. Etta Jones, vice president; Mrs. Lillian Simmons, 
treasurer; Miss Joan Wood (student) president of the Altar Guild; Dr. Thelma 
Roundtree, director of the Educational Projects; Mrs. Clara M. Wilson, secre- 
tary of Christian Social Relations, and Mrs. Lulu Robinson, past president of 
the Episcopal Church Women. Not shown in picture was Mrs. Pauline Jones, 
chairman of worship. 


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May 1970 


Special Techniques Mark Bible Study 

. Celebrate With Music, Drama, Sound, Lights, Slides, Lighting, Art 

Churchman Editorial Board 

A group of young churchmen from 
Christ Church, Raleigh, found a Bible 
study of the first chapter of Genesis a 
real cause for celebration. 

Their celebration of the creation cli- 
maxed weeks of preparation with an 
evening of original music, drama, 
sound, slides, lighting and art, all in- 
spired by their study. Their objective 
was, as one advisor put it, "to express 
creatively, through all forms of multi- 
media, how this portion of the scrip- 
ture speaks to our time." 

But to go from the climax of the 
celebration back to its beginning. The 
design came from a program for young 
people called Kaleidescope. First step 
was to read together the Bible pas- 
sage, think about it, talk about it, share 
feelings, ideas and inspiration. Second 
step was to set up workshops in drama, 
art and music. Skilled resource persons 
outside the church were recruited to 
help in each area. As the program got 
off the ground so much enthusiasm 
was generated that two more work- 
shops, one in sound and one in light- 
ing, were started. The young people, 
advisors and resource persons worked 
in their chosen areas for several weeks, 

and the celebration came as the fruit 
of their efforts. 

Evening of the celebration saw the 
parish hall imaginatively decorated to 
show off the various conceptions of the 
creation — the paintings, sculpture, 
color slides, lights changing and flash- 
ing and pulsating to the beat of the 
music. The drama group involved the 
audience in playing out situations il- 
lustrating the temptation story. 

The music group had the guests join 
them and their guitars in singing three 
delightful songs, their original lyrics set 
to catchy tunes composed as their ex- 
pression of the meaning of creation. 
Two of the songs, "The Choice is 
Ours" and "We're Still Being Given 
Chances," spoke of continuing crea- 
tion. "The choice is ours/it's up to you/ 
what will you be/what will you do?" 
And the second, "In the garden of 
paradise/two people, an apple and a 
snake/they had the chance to choose 
their course/and it's still the same to- 
day." Then the chorus: "And we're 
still being given chances, every night 
and every day. /It's up to everyone of 
us/To choose our own way." The third, 
"Pardon Me, Your Fig Leaves are 
Showing," sang of images people hide 
behind. The verses pointed out the 

situation and the chorus came in with: 
"Pardon me, your fig leaves are show- 
ing/I can tell you're not honest with 
me/Let's drop this facade/and be hon- 
est with God/Then we'll take to each 
other truthfully." 

Evaluating the program, the unani- 
mous conclusion was that the key to 
success had been the resource people 
and their enabling skills. They were 
Glen Miller of IBM, lighting; Eddie 
Adcock of Thompson Theater at NC- 
SU, sound; Mrs. Corky Newman of 
the Raleigh Children's Theater, drama 
and art (and with her Gidget Best and 
Carrol Deitrich); and Don Key and 
Steve Wall of NCSU, music. 

The Rev. Ted LeCarpentier, as- 
sistant rector, works with the group of 
young-married and college-student ad- 
visors. They include Bill and Terry 
Dunn; John and Skinner McGee, Ellen 
Smith, Helen Whitener, Kennan Par- 
ham, Ibba Peeden, and Bob Brickell. 

At the close of the celebration, in an 
unsolicited testimonial, one of the re- 
source people said that he was greatly 
impressed with what the young people 
were doing. But he was even more im- 
pressed, he went on, because the adults 
let them do their own thing. "The gen- 
eration gap is good," he said; "it lets 


The Churchman 

Outgrowth Of Episcopalian Project: 

Twin City Has Telephone Ministry 

the 24-hour-a-day telephone ministry 
based on a Christian heritage of con- 
cern and compassion for those in need, 
and staffed by trained, non-professional 
volunteers, has begun service to the 
Winston-Salem area. 

The telephone lines were opened fol- 
lowing a consecration service in which 
108 volunteers, representing 38 area 
churches and nine denominations, re- 
ceived certificates officially naming 
them telephone workers. 

is an outgrowth of the city's Down- 
town Ministry, a service begun in 1966 
by the Episcopal Church of Winston- 
Salem, and later expanded into an ecu- 
menical venture, which maintained of- 
fices in the Wachovia Building and pro- 
vided counseling services for people 
in trouble. In January of this year the 
Board of the Downtown Ministry voted 
to become CONTACT — WINSTON- 
SALEM, and to utilize the clergy staff 
as Senior Workers and counselors for 
the CONTACT program. 

will continue to maintain an office and 
counseling room at 213 Wachovia 
Building in downtown Winston-Salem. 
Location of the room where calls will 
be received is to be kept confidential 

another group do what they want to do 
about their religion." 

Solicited comments from the young 
people and advisors included: "Lots of 
fun." . . . "So beautiful — so open, 
trying to reach out and be honest." 
... "I thought it was fabulous." "When 
people say God is dead and the kids 
can come up with this! It shows he is 
living today in the young people. I'm 
all for him myself." . . . "It was really 
good because it was a bunch of kids 
expressing themselves. The thing about 
it was the resource people were more 
like a part of the group — it meant a 
lot to me because it was our own ex- 
pression of how we feel" ... "I like 
it (from a visiting young person); it's 
not like what we do at our church — 
it's fun." . . . "It makes you feel like 
you are included. This is something you 
can get deeply involved in." 

Relief Giving Up 

NEW YORK — During 1969 
the Diocese of North Carolina 
contributed a total of $13,698.46 
to the Presiding Bishop's Fund 
for World Relief through its par- 
ishes and church members. For 
the same period in 1968 the total 
was $11,669.79. 

"We are very grateful to all of 
you for your cooperation in this 
essential program, and we look 
forward to the continuation of 
these relationships in this New 
Year 1970," The Rev. Raymond 
E. Maxwell, secretary of the 
Fund, announced here. 

"It should be noted that these 
figures indicate total amounts re- 
ceived here within the calendar 
year. In some instances they will 
vary with totals remitted by your 
diocese, since large amounts are 
sometimes remitted in late De- 
cember, which are only received 
and recorded here in January of 
the New Year," Mr. Maxwell 

for the security of the volunteer work- 

CONTACT'S volunteers underwent 
an extensive training program totaling 
40 hours of classes, learning how to 
listen to those in trouble without judg- 
ing, moralizing, or giving sermons. 

Psychiatrists, psychologists, clergy- 
men, counselors and trained laymen led 
discussions of various problems with 
which the telephone workers might be 

faced, including depression, potential 
suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, marital 
and family problems, emotional prob- 
lems, and other types of troubles. 

Volunteers also underwent role play- 
ing, in which off-stage persons made 
calls which simulated various problems, 
and the workers tried to handle them. 
Each call was then analyzed by the 
group as a whole. 

Various referral techniques were 
also taught. 

The underlying theme of the train- 
ing was the need to listen to those in 
trouble without making moral judge- 
ments, or giving pat answers. In the 
majority of cases, the caller simply 
wants to know that there is someone in 
this world who cares about him, and 
this is, in essence, what the CON- 
gram is all about. The telephone work- 
ers don't have any magic answers, they 
aren't paid to listen ,or give advice, 
they aren't professionals. They simply 
care about their fellow human beings. 

Although the volunteers will be on 
duty in four hour shifts by themselves, 
there is help available in certain situa- 
tions. In charge of each shift is a 
trained senior worker who may be 
called upon. There are trouble teams 
being developed, to be located strategi- 
cally in the area for certain crisis situa- 
tions in which they may be needed for 
on-the-scene help. And, for the callers 
who agree to it, professional counseling 
is available at no charge. CONTACT 
also has a list of other agencies in the 
area which may offer services the caller 

All calls will be kept in strict con- 

Deliver Us, God Of Truth 

Editor's Note: Following is the prayer used by Charles M. Crump, Mem- 
phis attorney and member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal 
Church in speaking at a recent meeting of diocesan laymen in Winston- 

From the irresponsibility which casts aside all old truths in search of 
nothing better than novelty; 

From the cowardice that shrinks from all new truth; 
From the lethargy which rests content with partial truth; 
And from the arrogance that lays claim to total truth; 
O God of Truth, deliver us. 

May 1970 


Among Dioceses Best-Known Priests: 

Death Comes To Mr. Hughes 
After 57-Year Church Career 

fidence, and all workers were required 
to sign statements saying that no calls 
would be discussed with anyone other 
than another member of the CON- 

The Rev. John T. Campbell, rector 
of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, is 
the chairman of CONTACT— WIN- 
STON-SALEM'S Governing Board. 
Dr. Carlton N. Adams, local physician 
and a United Methodist, is vice-chair- 
man. Mrs. M. C. Benton, Jr., a Pres- 
byterian, is secretary, and Mrs. Law- 
rence D. Fulp, a Moravian, is treasurer. 

Other members of the Governing 
Board, and Chairmen of the Working 
Committees, are: Personnel, Clyde C. 
Randolph, Jr., an Episcopalian; Train- 
ing, William A. Lofquist, Director of 
the Youth Services Bureau of the Ur- 
ban Affairs Institute at Wake Forest 
University; Recruitment, the Rev. 
Donald G. Farrior, pastor of Pfaff- 
town Christian Church; Finance, Doug- 
las C. Jones, a Baptist; and Informa- 
tion, Charles G. Couch, Jr., a Presby- 

The Rev. Kenneth M. Johnson, pas- 
tor of Green Street United Methodist 
Church, is the Director of CONTACT 
—WINSTON-SALEM, and a non- 
voting member of the Governing Board. 

Mr. Johnson gave the Consecration 
Service Sermon, in which he called for 
CONTACT to be the beginning of a 
community-wide "network of compas- 
sion." He said, "You and I are on the 
threshold of a great new ministry — a 
voice of hope and love to the lonely, 
the least, the lost — the troubled ma- 
jority. Let us remember that in CON- 
TACT we are permeating an invisible 
wall in this community, behind which 
hide a multitude of lonely, confused, 
defeated people. We could never reach 
these persons through established pro- 
grams in the church." 

Johnson went on to say that the 
churches are out of touch with many. 
Doctors and case workers are filled 
with appointments, and the needy and 
timid are often unable to find the help 
they need. He closed by saying, "You 
have dared to move out of the comfort- 
able pew into a sea of unmet need. 
There will be people and a telephone, 
but never forget the added dimension: 
'the hands of a living God'." 

SALEM is to be a continuing ministry 
to those in need, additional training ses- 
sions will be scheduled periodically to 
add to the roster of trained volunteer 
telephone workers. The next series of 

. . . Long Career Ended 

The Rev. Israel Harding Hughes of 
Raleigh, one of the Diocese's best 
known clergymen who had devoted 
most of his life to church work in North 
Carolina, died recently at the Capital 
City's Mayview Convalescent Home. 
He was 85. 

He was a native of Chocowinity, a 
1911 graduate of the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 
graduate of the Episcopal Theological 
School in Cambridge, Mass. 

He was ordained a deacon in the 
Episcopal Church in 19 13 and was or- 
dained as a priest in 1914. From 1914 
to 1917 he served as assistant to the 
headmaster at St. Mark's School, 
Southboro, Mass., and from 1917- 

classes, which began in March, will run 
for approximately 12 weeks. 

telephone number is 722-5153. The 
slogan is "A place to turn where peo- 
ple care." 

Anyone wishing to contribute time, 
talent or money to this service of love 
to the needy may do so by contacting 
LEM office at 213 Wachovia Building, 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101. 

1921 was chaplain at St. George's 
School in Newport, R. I. At the same 
time he was in charge of St. Columbia 
Church in Newport. 

In 1920 he married Josephine Bow- 
en of Lincolnton, who died in 1961. 
He later married Marguerite Ghent 
Hughes, who survives him. 

He came to Raleigh in 1921 to be 
associated with his father at St. Nicho- 
las School. 

He served as rector at Holy Trinity 
Episcopal Church in Greensboro, 
1923-1927, and at All Saints Church in 
Concord, 1927-1942. 

Returning to Raleigh in 1942, he be- 
came chaplain at St. Mary's Junior Col- 
lege where he served until 1957 when 
he retired. 

After retirement he served various 
churches in North Carolina and South 
Carolina as interim rector. From 1961 
through 1964, he served as associate 
rector of the Church of The Good 
Shepherd here. 

The Rev. Mr. Hughes was a past 
president of the Raleigh Executive 
Club, and a past president of the Ra- 
leigh Torch Club. 

While in Concord he received the 
first annual Citizenship Cup award by 
the Lions Club. He was a former Tar 
Heel of the Week. 

In addition to his wife, he is sur- 
vived by a son, I. Harding Hughes Jr. 
of Durham, a sister, Miss Elizabeth 
Hughes of Hendersonville, and four 

Funeral services were held at the 
Church of The Good Shepherd. The 
Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, bishop 
of the Diocese of North Carolina, the 
Rev. Louis C. Melcher Jr., rector of 
the Church of The Good Shepherd, 
and Rev. E. T. Mickey officiated and 
burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. 

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The Churchman 

Institute Speaker On Program For Reidsville Event: 

Laymen Plan May 22-24 Conference 

The Laymen's Association of the 
Diocese of North Carolina will hold 
its annual Conference at the Besty-Jeff 
Penn 4-H Center near Reidsville. This 
conference was formerly held at Vade 
Mecum, the Diocesan Camps and Con- 
ference Center, but will be held at the 
excellent 4-H Center this year since 
Vade Mecum is not available. The con- 
ference schedule will begin with a so- 
cial hour prior to supper on Friday, 
May 22, and end with the noon meal 
on Sunday, May 24. 

All Episcopal laymen are invited to 
attend the conference which will be 
conducted by the Rev. Richard N. Otta- 
way, executive director of the Church 
and Industry Institute at Winston- 
Salem. The topic for discussion at the 
conference will be — "Is Christianity 
Applicable in Your Work?" 

Mr. Ottaway is a native of Ypsilanti, 
Michigan. He received his secondary 
education at New Hanover High School 
in Wilmington, graduated from East 
Carolina University with B.A. degree, 
and completed his theological educa- 
tion at the Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary, Alexandria, Virginia. His priest- 
hood has included service at Trinity 
Church, Chocowinity, and St. Paul's, 
Vanceboro; chaplaincies at both East 
Carolina and Wake Forest Universities; 
and his present position with "The In- 
stitute." Mr. Ottaway is a frequent 
speaker and seminar leader for college 
students, college faculty, professional 
groups and businessmen. He is a lec- 
turer for the American Management 
Association, a member of the Society 
for Advancement of Management, and 
author of several articles concerning 
the relationship between the Church 
and Industry. "The Institute" is the re- 
sult of his efforts to design learning 
opportunities for clergy of all faiths to 
better understand industry. 

The tentative schedule for the Con- 
ference is as follows : 


Social Hour — 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 

Evening Meal— 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 

Evening Prayer — 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 

1st (General) Session — 8:30 p.m. 
to 9:30 p.m. 


Holy Communion — 7:30 a.m. to 
8:00 a.m. 

Breakfast — 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 

2nd Session — 9:00 a.m. to 10:20 

Coffee Break— 10:20 a.m. to 10:40 

3rd Session — 10:40 a.m. to 12:00 

4th Session — 1 : 00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Free Period — 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 

Supper — 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Evening Prayer — 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 

5th (Final) Session — 8:00 p.m. to 
9:30 p.m. 


Breakfast — 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. 

Short Business Session with Spe- 
cial Recognition of Past Presidents — 
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Holy Communion — 11:00 a.m. to 
12:00 noon. 

Lunch — 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 


Registration for the conference is $5 
each, with a total cost of $20 each, in- 
cluding the social hour, all meals ( 5 ) , 
and linens. The facilities at Betsy-Jeff 
Penn include a lake with boating and 
fishing, horseback riding, beds with in- 
nerspring mattresses, and excellent 
family style meals. 

DEDICATION— The Rt. Rev. William Moultrie Moore recently dedicated 
the chapel and education building for St. Stephen's Church in Winston-Salem. 
The building (shown above) consists of a chapel, fellowship hall, three class- 
rooms, kitchen, pastor's study, and rest rooms. The photo below shows Senior 
Warden Thomas H. Hooper, Jr., opening the door to Bishop Moore at the re- 
quest of, "Open me the gates of righteousness, that I may go into them and give 
thanks unto the Lord." Dr. Joseph G. Gorden is chairman of the Building 
Committee, assisted by Mrs. Melanie Walker, Olivette Bynum, Miss Laura 
Hooper, Nathaniel Rumph, Thomas H. Hooper, Jr., Melton J. Sadler, and 
Alfred T. Scott. The Rev. Adolphus Carty, vicar. 

April 1970 


St. Mary's House Key Student Center 

. 'Social Security Crowd' (left); 'Now Generation' (right) 

Chaplain, St. Mary's House 

St. Mary's House is the Episcopal 
Center on Walker Avenue in Greens- 
boro that has served the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro since 
that institution's days as State Norman 
and Industrial College. 

It was built in 1900 under the 
auspices of the wardens and vestry of 
Saint Andrew's Church and through 
the generosity of Judge Bynum of 
Germanton. Known as St. Mary's 
Chapel, services were held for the stu- 
dents on Sunday afternoons at three 
o'clock so that they would not have to 
take the long journey from the campus 
to the downtown church and make their 
dangerous way through much sage- 
brush and honeysuckle! 

In 1929, the building was trans- 
formed from a chapel to a student 
center. It has been a focal point for 
students since then. Within the last few 
years students from Greensboro Col- 
lege, just four blocks away, have been 
involved in the life and work at the 
House and have been represented on 
the student vestry. 

Throughout the years the for- 
mat of activities has been much the 
same. Each Wednesday afternoon there 
has been a service of the Holy Com- 
munion. Sunday services were held as 
requested but most students rode the 
buses provided by Holy Trinity Church 
for services there or at St. Andrew's 

Church. On Friday nights, students 
and faculty planned programs and sup- 
per. According to the reputation of the 
dining room at that particular time, one 
wondered whether the meal or the dis- 
cussion was the chief drawing card! St. 
Mary's House through the imagination 
of students and faculty, brought to the 
campus some noteworthy events. A 
Happening and a Light-In brought stu- 
dents who had never been near the 
building before. 

The annual Edwin A. Penick Lec- 
tures are a highlight for the academic 
community and the community-at-large 
each year. Lecturers have been men 
who were able to stimulate thought 
about religious faith and practice. 
Bishop Stephen Bayne, the late Bishop 
James Pike, Dr. Langmead Casserley, 
Dr. John Macquarrie, and Dr. Albert 
Mollegen and others have enlightened 
town and gown in the Greensboro area. 
But as the songwriter says, "the times 
they are achanging." And this is true 
on the campuses of the country and 
more especially in the religious life of 

So this past fall, with a part-time 
chaplain, and a dedicated student ves- 
try, the questions which arose were: 
What is the mission of St. Mary's House 
in 1970, and how can it be carried out? 
At about the same time the congrega- 
tion of St. Francis' Church, Greens- 
boro, was asking similar questions. The 
students decided that we needed to 

continue the services of Holy Com- 
munion. Worship is the heart of our 
life as Christians. They agreed that 
from time to time we needed to be 
inspired or instructed by learned peo- 
ple concerning the faith. But a Chris- 
tian must give as well as receive. We 
have a fine facility in St. Mary's 
House, but there are hours when it is 
never used. There must be needs of 
our community that should be met. 
Well, about the same time the con- 
gregation of St. Francis' Church felt 
the need to make its witness outside its 
own suburban setting. 

St. Mary's House is surrounded by 
residences going through the change 
characteristic of so many old neigh- 
borhoods. It is now an integrated 
neighborhood. So with the support 
of St. Francis' Church, students and 
parishioners joined together in opening 
a Study Hall for neighborhood chil- 
dren. It is a quiet place where they can 
study and where faculty members, stu- 
dents, and townspeople are available to 
help with homework or serve in any 
other way that seems appropriate. 

The principal of the school from 
which most of the Study Hall young- 
sters come is high in his praise of this 
effort and its effect upon his pupils. 
There have been problems and there 
will continue to be, but the satisfaction 
that comes in doing something worth- 
while and the relationship that has been 
established among those involved 


The Churchman 

Aftermath Of Vade Mecum Demise: 

Diocese Now Re-evaluating 
Needs For Conference Center 


Churchman Editorial Board 

As the nostalgia, regret, and genuine 
hurt experienced by many Churchmen 
in the Diocese following the closing of 
the Vade Mecum Camp and Confer- 

would lead one to conclude that loving 
concern or St. Paul's charity is still the 
greatest blessing. 

For some time now, the chaplains 
have been concerned about the minis- 
tering to graduate students. Our oppor- 
tunity came when a faculty member's 
wife asked if St. Mary's House could 
be used twice a week for a teaching 
nursery for children of graduate stu- 
dents and some faculty. This was 
readily approved and Tuesdays and 
Thursdays find little ones learning, 
playing and sometimes crying as they 
find new friends and begin their ad- 
justment to that difficult world of shar- 
ing toys and attention. 

While serving the young in the area, 
the students were sensitive to the needs 
of another group who have been our 
neighbors for many years. What do 
the older people who live around us 
think of the present day student with 
her casual dress or miniskirt and maxi 
coat and his beard and beads? So a 
dinner was held for the "social security 
crowd" as they call themselves. The 
meal was prepared as usual by the 
students. And the guests sat at the 
checkerboard cloth-covered tables with 
at least two students where conversa- 
tion was lively. One of our bearded 
I students came to play his guitar and 
a coed sang to his accompaniment. It 
was a delightful evening for all and the 
, letters of appreciation from the guests 
prompted students to plan another din- 
j ner for some who could not come in 
\ December. 

It is apparent everywhere that re- 
| ligious groups must try new styles in 
j the decade of the '70s. A beginning has 
I been made at St. Mary's House. 

Miss Mary Ann Wyche of Newark, 
New York, is president of St. Mary's 
I House this year. Mrs. James O. Walker 
i is hostess and the Rev. Thomas J. C. 
Smyth serves as part-time chaplain. 

ence Center in Stokes County begin to 
subside, the Diocese may find itself in a 
position not so clearly regrettable as 
we had earlier suspected. 

The camp at Vade Mecum, includ- 
ing more than 400 acres in the Saura- 
town Mountains, has been leased by 
the Diocese from the Winston-Salem 
Foundation since 1932. On it the 
Church has built 10 small cabins, some 
of them remodeled recently, 3 larger 
newer cabins built during the 60's, and 
the attractive Chapel of Thanks built 
principally by the Laymen of the Dio- 

Vade Mecum served as our only 
camp and conference center in the 
Diocese until the acquisition of The 
Terraces in Southern Pines. The Ter- 
races has become a winter conference 

Goal Reached 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — Volun- 
tary contributions to the National 
Committee of Black Churchmen 
fund, established by the Episcopal 
Church at its General Convention 
at South Bend, Ind., passed the 
$200,000 mark on March 15, 
according to Dr. Lindley M. 
Franklin, national Church treas- 

Dr. Franklin reported that 
$204,786 had been received for 
the N.C.B.C. and that $81,165 
additional was contributed to the 
Church's National Committee for 
Indian Work to help finance self- 
betterment programs among In- 
dian and Eskimo communities. 

The South Bend Convention 
authorized both funds, specifying 
that at least $200,000 be provided 
for black economic development 
and at least $100,000 for Indian 

Contributions to both funds 
have been voluntary and have 
come from individuals, parishes 
and Dioceses. 

Four Dioceses giving to the 
N.C.B.C. were in the five-figure 
category: Ohio, $18,335; Massa- 
chusetts, $17,737; Pennsylvania, 
$16,133, and Virginia, $10,667. 

center for up to about 30 persons 
accommodated in dormitory type ar- 
rangements and furnished with mod- 
erately comfortable meeting space. 

We have slowly realized that during 
the 60's a conference center has come 
to be one of the most important fa- 
cilities available to a Diocese for pro- 
gram. There has been an increase in 
the number of "off-site" educational 
events sponsored by the Diocese as a 
means of providing education and 
spiritual growth to communicants of 
the Church. There has been an even 
greater need on the part of congrega- 
tions for a place away from home to 
which couples, lay groups of men or 
women, and young people may go for 
special training or community-building 
experiences. The busy and rushed en- 
vironment near home and the increas- 
ing anonymity of citizens in growing 
communities especially make confer- 
ences away from home helpful in 
strengthening parish life to endure the 
pressures against it at home near office 
and school. Since Vade Mecum has 
never been well equipped for events 
during cold weather, The Terraces has 
helped to fulfill this growing con- 
temporary need. 

A prospectus for the development of 
Vade Mecum was prepared by 
specialists a few years ago. It allows 
for winterizing these facilities in Stokes 
County and for making them the kind 
of away-from-home conference facility 
the Church in our Diocese needs. A 
problem of location and the concern 
some have about spending as much as 
$150,000 on property the Church does 
not own has caused hesitancy in pro- 
ceeding with these projected plans. 
Meanwhile, even the luxury of our 
Southern Pines Conference Center has 
been limited in its versatility and com- 

Some persons in the Diocese work- 
ing with the Office of Program have 
considered informally what our confer- 
ence center needs may be. An ideal 
situation would be for the Diocese to 
own a centrally located and somewhat 
rural conference center which could 
accommodate 50 persons or so in per- 
haps semi-private rooms and which 
could provide meeting space for small 
groups as well as for total conference 
groups to confer together. Of course, 
there would be a need for an adjacent 
dining room and kitchen and perhaps 
for some limited recreational facilities. 

As families are increasingly able to 
take attractive summer vacations to- 
gether, attendance at Vade Mecum has 

May 1970 


The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Married — The Rev. Joseph Keller- 
man of Charlotte was married on Feb- 
ruary 28, to Gwendolyn Denton Myers. 
Mr. Kellerman is director of the Char- 
lotte Council on Alcoholism. 

From Rockingham — The Rev. 
Warwick Aiken, Jr., goes on April 30 
to Charleston, S. C, where he will be 
rector of St. Peter's. He has served as 
rector of Church of the Messiah, Rock- 

Baptised: The infant son of the Rev. 
and Mrs. Charles M. Riddle, III, Tar- 
boro, was baptized early in March. He 

plummeted drastically, and off-season 
conferences have become more impor- 
tant. This kind of conference center 
would be available to the Church first 
for its programming, both on the 
diocesan and local level, and then it 
would be made available to education, 
business, and industry for use by other 
groups who also need off-site confer- 
ence facilities for planning and educa- 
tional events. 

The advantage of such a center is, 
according to information received from 
Kanuga and similar conference centers 
in our area, that it could be completely 
self-supporting financially after the 
initial capital investment is made. This 
would not only meet our conference 
center needs quite adequately, but it 
would provide that never again would 
there occur the present emergency of 
inability to fund a conference center. 

The only remaining problem is the 
camping program at Vade Mecum, 
which is an irreplaceable rural tract of 
land on which camping can take place. 
To the regret of many of us, this is the 
portion of our Vade Mecum program, 
the only part of the program for which 
the facility is well suited, that has suf- 
fered in attendance most in recent 

Fortunately, there remain two 
church supported camps in the Diocese 
of Western North Carolina and one in 
the Diocese of East Carolina who may 
well be able to absorb the decreasing 
number of campers in our Diocese who 
desire this kind of summer experience. 

was named Jonathan Harwood. Mr. 
Riddle is rector of Calvary Church, 

At School — The Rev. William L. 
Williams, rector of All Saints', Roa- 
noke Rapids, attended the Ecumeni- 
cal School of Continuing Education at 
Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 
during February. 

At School — The Rev. Charles Rid- 
dle, rector of Calvary Church, Tarboro, 
was at the School of Continuing Edu- 
cation at Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary, Alexandria, during January. 

Visitor — The Rt. Rev. Milton L. 
Wood, suffragan bishop of the Diocese 
of Alabama, was guest in the Diocese 
during passion week. He preached at 
the noon-day services at St. Paul's, 

Large Offering — St. Andrew's, 
Greensboro, reports its largest Thanks- 

giving offering ever for Thompson Or- 
phanage, with a total of $1,000. The 
Rev. Carl Herman is rector of St. An- 

Gift — St. Augustine's College has 
received at $7,500 unrestricted grant 
from Texaco, Inc., to be paid over a 
period of five years at $1,500 each 
year. St. Augustine's is one of six col- 
leges in this district to receive this 

In Charlotte — The Rev. Archer 
Torry, a missionary on leave from Ko- 
rea, is now "half-time" on the staff of 
Christ Church, Charlotte, until June 
when he returns to Korea. From their 
newsletter, "Glad Tidings," comes this 
report: "Mr. Torry will share in the 
pastoral and teaching responsibilities as 
well as in the general administration 
and growth of Christ Church." With 
Mr. Torry are his wife, Jane, and 
children. The Rev. Harcourt Waller is 
rector of Christ Church. 

John, the beloved disciple . . 

in Revelations 21: 19-20, endeavors to express in human language 
the most transcendent spiritual beauty and permanence of the 
heavenly city — the everlasting city. He se- 
lected, singularly enough, to describe the 
foundations thereof, beautiful crystalline gems: 
Jasper, Sapphire, Chalcedony, Emerald, Sar- 
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When the surface of this gran- 
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actual precious stone crystals is 
highly polished, all the scintil- 
lating beauty and color of these 
jewels become visible. 

How peculiarly fitting that 
monuments to loved ones be 
erected of lasting granites, con- 
taining the very gems which the 
Apostle John mentioned in this 
metaphorical description of the 

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Reduced By One Million; Staff Cut 20 Per Cent: 

Giving Decline Cuts National Budget 

GREENWICH, Conn. — The na- 
tional program of the Episcopal 
Church will have to try and get by on a 
budget of $13,065,032 during 1970 
unless additional funds are provided by 
the Church at large. 

A budget cut voted by the Church's 
Executive Council here at its February 
meeting is more than one million dol- 
lars under 1969 and has been brought 
about by a decline in giving by the 
Dioceses of the Church. 

It will require a 20 percent cut in 
program staff at the Church's national 
headquarters in New York and will 
bring about a sharp curtailment of 
many national programs, including 
overseas missions. It will mean a reduc- 
tion of 40 persons in the Executive 
Council program staff. 

In a parallel action the Executive 
Council voted in two resolutions to 
"inform the entire Church that in- 
creased current contributions to the 
1970 budget is required in order for 
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portunities at home and overseas but 
unanticipated emergency needs." 

It also commended the Dioceses who 
have met their full share of the budget, 
as well as others who pledged less, for 
their "heroic sacrifice," and expressed 
the hope that plans for additional con- 
tributions to the Church program 
would also benefit Dioceses and local 
congregations "in meeting their own 
local opportunities." 

In commenting on the reduced bud- 
get, the Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, pre- 
siding bishop, called attention to deep 
tensions in the Church. 

"Depending upon where you sit," he 
said, "the cause, or causes, range from 
distrust of the national leadership, to 
disagreement over the nature of Chris- 
tian mission, to confusion over theo- 
logical bases for commitment, to the 
financial pressures of inflation, to loss 
of nerve, to 'battle fatigue,' to the birth 
pangs of radical change, and the 
glimpses of hope." 

Bishop Hines read from an article 
published in the Roman Catholic maga- 
zine, Ave Maria, which praised the 
Episcopal Church for courage for fac- 
ing the issues "which potentially di- 

"It is probably going to lose mem- 
bership and money," the article said, 
"but let us at least entertain the thesis 
that it is in trouble because its leaders 
were the first to do the right thing." 

The magazine praised the Episcopal 
Church for "moving" while other 
Churches are "treading water." 

The Executive Council in voting the 
deficit budget was faced with an in- 

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the Church's dioceses and missionary 

According to Bishop Hines, the 
spread between the assigned quota of 
$14,737,421 and the acceptances of 
$11,452,355 was the widest in 30 

Forty-seven of the 89 U. S. Dioceses 
were not able to meet their quotas for 
1970, a much higher number than in 
1969, with reductions ranging from 
small amounts to as much as $200,000. 
Only ten Dioceses in 1969 were unable 
to meet their quotas. 

In approving the thirteen-million- 
dollar budget, the Council also ap- 
proved the use of $545,306 from re- 
serve funds of the Church. 

Charles F. Bound, a New York 
banker, reported for ,the Executive 
Committee and Finance Committee 
that if the reserve funds were not used, 
the cuts in budget would be so extreme 
"that they would actually cut into the 
bone and meat of vital programs of the 

A motion by the Rev. Lloyd E. 
Gressle, of Lancaster, Penn., to adopt 
a "balanced budget" of only $12,519- 
726 was defeated after long debate. He 
had proposed that the $545,000 short- 
age be made up by the Church at large 
in order to avoid using reserve funds, 
which now total only $650,000. 

The reserve fund was originally set 
aside by the Executive Council in 1963 
as a reserve for protection against 
budget deficiencies and consists of 
budget surpluses from previous years. 
By direction of the General Conven- 
tion's program and budget committee it 
can only be used for the Council's 
annual budget. 

Dr. Charles V. Willie, of Syracuse, 
N. Y., spoke in favor of using reserve 
funds. He said that financing in the 
Church is unique and not to be com- 
pared with other institutions. 

"Some parishes spend as much on 
others as on themselves," he said. "This 
impresses me. Some religious institu- 
tions never keep reserves, starting each 
year anew. I don't know why. I suspect 
religion is involved." 

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the part of Council members that al- 
though obtaining more money from 
Dioceses, parishes and individuals 
might be a hope, it was not realistic 
enough for budget purposes, and that 
to adopt a balanced budget without us- 
ing reserves would so weaken the work 
of the Church that the consequences 
might be disastrous. 

It was pointed out that the funds for 
overseas work has been cut by $340,- 
000 from 1969. 

The budget adopted by the Council 
is nearly three million dollars less than 
anticipated when General Convention 
met in Seattle in 1967 to plan the 
Church program for 1968-70. It is 
short of the actual income for the 
Church in 1969 of $13,641,146 and is 
lower than the budget for 1965. 

In other budget action, the Council 
authorized the Executive Council staff 
to move ahead with a drastically new 
budget program for the Church which 
is expected to be presented to the Gen- 
eral Convention meeting in Houston, 
Tex., in October of 1970. 

The new budget procedure would 
provide the Episcopal Church with a 
relatively small "base budget" which 
the Dioceses would be asked to support 
on a proportionate quota basis as at 
present. It would also then allow for 
selective giving to national and interna- 
tional programs over-and-above the 
base budget on a voluntary basis. 

Proponents of the plan predict much 
wider involvement and participation by 
Dioceses and parishes in providing 
support for the national Church be- 
yond "base budget" requirements. 

A special Council meeting in April 
will consider the next stage of develop- 
ment for the new 1971-73 "base bud- 
get" proposal. 

The Rt. Rev. Stephen Bayne, vice 
president of the Council and deputy 
for program, told members that by the 
end of 1970 employees at the Church's 
headquarters will be down to 215 per- 
sons, compared with the authorized 
staff of 271. He said there are now 
255 persons serving on the national 

He said a personnel committee is 
developing procedures for reduction- 
in-force, which would take into con- 
sideration the job requirements as well 
as the needs of the individual. 

Bishop Hines also spoke of the 
Church's national staff in a statement 
to the Council at its opening session: 

"On balance this church has a re- 
markably talented and dedicated group 
of people working in the Episcopal 
Church Center. They bear their respon- 

TARBORO GROUND BREAKING— Here is the ground-breaking ceremony 
for an all purpose building at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Tarboro. Present 
in the picture from left are: the Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., Mrs. Lina 
Hamilton, William Taylor, Herbert Brown, Clay Howard, the Rev. Charles M. 
Riddle, III, George W. Harrel Jr., Mrs. Louise Harrell, Mrs. Sarah Burk, Earl 
Midgett, the Rev. J. Pickett Miles, Jr., and Noah Howard. 

sibilities with competent dedication — 
and their bruises with patience. There 
will be fewer of us — by a goodly 
percentage — when the final budget 
cut is approved. Regrettably, the vast 
majority of people in the Church will 
never know of the loss the Church has 

Bishop Hines also suggested to the 
Council members that "we evidence 
our confidence in the wisdom and 
necessity" of adopting a budget utiliz- 
ing reserve funds, or additional money 
from the Church, "by pledging indi- 
vidually, before we leave here if possi- 
ble, our own resources." 

Bishops Fraser, Moore On Hand 
For Meeting Of 4th Province 

SEWANEE, Tenn.— Bishops Thom- 
as A. Fraser, Jr. and W. Moul- 
trie Moore, Jr. of the Diocese of North 
Carolina recently attended a meeting 
at the University of the South of bish- 
ops of the fourth province of the Epis- 
copal Church. The fourth province in- 
cludes nine southeastern states and 
most of the 23 dioceses which own the 

The bishops held a day-long meeting 
with the School of Theology admin- 
istrators considering problems of theo- 
logical education. Two representatives 

of the national church's Board for 
Theological Education, Bishop Fred- 
erick J. Warnecke, chairman, and Dr. 
Almus M. Thorp, secretary, were pres- 
ent at the meeting. 

Bishop Warnecke and Dr. Thorp 
also met separately with faculty and 
students of the School of Theology (St. 
Luke's). Students from 13 Episcopal 
seminaries recently held an organiza- 
tional meeting at St. Luke's to present 
several proposals to the Board and 
these were discussed Thursday. 



XXl Churchmn 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 60 June, 1970 No. 6 

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Bishops Letter: 
What Price The Right of Dissent? 

"Then I said, Ah, Lord God, Behold I 

do not know how to speak, for I am only a 

youth.' But the Lord said to me, 

'Do not say, "I am only a youth;" 

for all to whom I shall send you you shall go, 

and whatever I command you you shall speak. 

Be not afraid of them, 

for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.' 

"Then the Lord put forth his hand and 
touched my mouth and the Lord said to me, 

'Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 

See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, 

to pluck up and to break down, 

to destroy and overthrow, 

to build and to plant.' " T . , T , . _ 

Jeremiah I: 6-10 

The death of young students, for that matter any life, is a dreadful and costly 
price to pay for the right of dissent and to bring about change. 

There are those who feel that all protest against the established system is 
Communist inspired and that the students in particular should be about their 
studies and leave politics to those who know about politics. 

As Christian people we must avoid extravagant language in expressing our 
feelings on either side of the current situation for this only promotes greater 

We must avoid the error of believing that through violent methods we can 
achieve peace. 

We must be willing to listen to all people for no one person ever holds all of 
the truth. And if nothing else, people on both sides just need to be heard. If 
they are not, there will only be more frustration and more anger and more death. 

We must remember that our task is not to pour oil on the fire but to pour 
love into the heart. 

And in this spirit we can in the words of our Prayer Book pray, "Grant us 
grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; 
and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the main- 
tenance of justice among men and nations, to the glory of thy holy Name." 

Faithfully yours, 
Thomas A. Fraser, 
Bishop of North Carolina 

There's A Trick In Eating Delicacy: 

St. Philip's Women Are Told 
Of Mission Work In Nepal 

St. Philip's, Durham 

You learn a lot of tricks if you're an 
American living in Nepal, according to 
Miss Rachel Wolfe, who described her 
work with the United Mission to Nepal 
at a luncheon talk for the Church- 
women of St. Philip's Parish in Durham 
in April. 

One of them, she confided, is how 

to eat the right eye of a sheep, which 
is the traditional delicacy reserved for 
the honored guest at a luncheon in 
that country. 

"You put it far back on your tongue, 
like a pill," she revealed, "and swallow 
it whole, as quickly as you can." 

Miss Wolfe spoke to the women of 
St. Philip's among numerous other 
(Continued on page 14) 


The Churchman 

BISHOP FRASER HONORED — Bishop Fraser at Greensboro May 13 was honored on the tenth anniversary of his con- 
secration. In a surprise gathering more than 140 clergy and their wives from throughout the Diocese showed their appre- 
ciation and support of Bishop Fraser with a dinner and gifts for him and Mrs. Fraser. He was consecrated bishop co- 
adjutor of the Diocese on May 13, 1960. Upon the retirement of the Rt. Rev. Richard H. Baker he became bishop on 
July 18, 1965. Bishop Fraser served as rector of St. Paul's Church in Winston-Salem from 1955 to 1960. Prior to 
that he served in New York and Virginia. He was ordained as a deacon in 1941 and became a priest in 1942. Shown 
above at the Greensboro anniversary gathering (from left) are The Rev. Thomas J. C. Smyth, Mrs. Moore, Bishop Moore, 
Mrs. Fraser, Bishop Fraser and Mrs. Smyth. 

Churchman Editorial Board 
Leaving — The Rev. John W. Bu- 
chanan has left St. Peter's, Charlotte, 
where he served as Associate rector. 
Mr. Buchanan has gone to St. Mat- 
thew's Church, Wheeling, West Vir- 
ginia. Prior to his departure late in 
April the congregation honored him 
at a reception. There he will rejoin his 
former Norfolk colleague, the Rev. 
Peyton R. Williams, who is rector of 
St. Matthew's. The Rev. R. Hunt 
Williams is rector of St. Peter's. 

In Colorado — The Rev. Harcourt 
Waller, rector of Christ Church, Char- 
lotte, recently attended a special con- 
ference in Aspen, Colo. This was a 
working conference on "New Models 
for Congregational Organization and 
Ministry." Those invited to attend were 
an especially invited group of Protes- 
tant and Roman Catholic clergy and 

lay people from the United States and 

Vestments — St. John's Church at 
Charlotte has available to any choir 
which could use them six black cas- 
socks and five large white cottas, all 
in good condition. There is also avail- 
able a large priest's cassock in fair 
condition. Contact Mrs.'H. E. Coffin, 
5501 Carmel Park Drive, Charlotte. 

Ordination Set 

The ordination of deacons and 
priests for 1970 is scheduled June 
24 at St. Francis' Church in 

The service, to be conducted by 
Bishop Fraser, will begin at 
11 a.m. 

A luncheon at the church will 
follow the morning service. 

Quarter Century — The Rev. James 
R. Fortune recently celebrated the 25 th 
anniversary of his ordination to the 
priesthood. Mr. Fortune is diocesan 
missionary to the deaf. A special com- 
munion service and reception was held 
at St. Andrew's, Greensboro in his 
honor. Members of his congregations 
from Durham, Burlington, Winston- 
Salem and Greensboro came for the 
event. The Rev. Carl Herman, rector 
of St. Andrew's, preached the sermon 
which was interpreted in sign language. 

Twenty Years — The congregation 
of St. Michael's, Raleigh, celebrated 
it's twentieth anniversary early in May, 
climaxing the celebration with the dedi- 
cation of its new parish house. Bishop 
Fraser preached at the special service 
and presided at the dedication. A 
family picnic followed. The Rev. James 
D. Beckwith is rector of St. Michael's, 
(Continued on page 14) 

June 1970 


Queen City Attracts 350 EYC Youths 


Sally Hassenfelt Checks Figures 


Churchman Editorial Board 

"What is Love?" was the theme dis- 
cussed by 350 Young Churchmen and 
their adult advisers attending the re- 
cent Annual Diocesan Youth Con- 
vention. Officials of the Student Union 
at the University of North Carolina 
in Charlotte made their building and 
adjacent classrooms available to the 
delegates for the weekend. Youth dele- 
gates spent Friday afternoon and Satur- 
day in their discussion groups which 
were led by Youth Commissioners and 
other young people who had planned 
the conference. Adult advisers at- 

Pretty Diocesan Faces 

Waiting For Music To Start 

. . And Then Saturday Dance Begins 

Congregation Gathers for Outdoor Service 


The Churchman 

At Banquet Session: Part of Crowd 

. And Head Table 

tended special sessions planned for 

A special banquet in the University 
dining room and an outdoor celebra- 
tion of the Holy Communion in Char- 
lotte's Freedom Park were the high- 
lights of the weekend. Members of 
Charlotte parishes opened their homes 
to the delegates, and the Rev. Robert 
Williams, assistant rector of St. John's 
Church, coordinated the participation 
in the convention by all the Charlotte 

A new constitution enacted by the 
Youth Convention of 1969 went into 
effect with the beginning of this year's 
meeting. The constitution provides for 
fewer diocesan officers and more re- 
gional representation on the Youth 
(Continued on page 7) 

Bishop Moore and Musicians at Eucharist 

Meet Chairman Leckie! 

. And Another Great EYC Convention Ends! 

June 1970 

Ex-Tar Heel Serves As Director: 

New Service Seeks Answer To 
What Makes The Parish Tick 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — An experi- 
ment in parish renewal bearing the 
name of "Project Test Pattern" has 
already begun to achieve results in con- 
gregations throughout the country. 

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church's 
Advisory Committee on Evangelism, 
the project was started in the early 
summer of 1969 under the leadership 
of the Rt. Rev. Robert R. Brown, 
bishop of Arkansas, who is chairman 
of the Committee. 

The Rev. Loren B. Mead serves as 
executive director of the Project Test 
Pattern, with offices in Washington, 
D. C. Mr. Mead formerly served in the 
Diocese of North Carolina. 

In reporting on the first ten months 
of Project Test Pattern, the Rev. Mr. 
Mead emphasized that the focus of the 
experimental project is "on the life and 
renewal of congregations, especially in 
mission and in worship. 

"The belief is that one way that God 
can lead to the renewal of the Church," 
he said, "is through disciplined at- 
tempts of teams of Christians to use 
their brains and energy to build better 
forms for their congregational life. The 
hope is that experimental explorations 
will lead to learnings applicable on a 
broader scale to other congregations 
and other Churches." 

He said that 12 parishes in different 
parts of the country are working in the 
program and that 12 more will join 
the program this spring. 

According to the Rev. Mr. Mead, 
Project Test Pattern is evolving a 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — The Epis- 
copal Church has decided to col- 
laborate with the American Baptist 
Convention, the Lutheran Church in 
America and the National Council of 
Churches, in developing a common 
Church Manpower System, according 
to the Rt. Rev. John Harris Burt, bis- 
hop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. 

Bishop Burt, who is chairman of the 
Episcopal Church's Joint Commission 

strategy for change in the parish which 
makes use of the services of a qualified 

The consultant, he said, "works for a 
period of time intensively with a parish, 
assisting the parish to develop its own 
analysis of its life, to identify its own 
problems, organize to solve those 
problems, and to move to a style of 
life that can continue to address itself to 
the new problems that arise and can 
continue to adjust its life to changed 

"In spite of the criticisms of the 
parish," he said, "it seems to me that 
there is an amazing vitality in that in- 
stitution. It is tenacious in resisting 
change, but it is also tenacious in pre- 
serving much of value and meaning. 

"The parish is now the place where 
the Scriptures are read and preached. 
It is the place now where inadequate 
forms of the fellowship exist in fact. It 
is the place now where the sacraments 
are celebrated. We cannot tell what the 
descendant of today's parish will look 
like 50 years from now, but in ap- 
propriate language and style it will be 
the place where the Scriptures are read 
and preached, the fellowship is in fact, 
and the sacraments are celebrated." 

The following communities have 
Project Test Pattern programs now un- 
der way: Bennington, Vt.; Simsbury, 
Conn.; Jamaica, N. Y.; New York 
City; Whitemarsh, Penna.; Lynchburg, 
Va.; Salt Lake City; Denver, Colo.; 
Idaho Falls, Ida.; Chehalis, Wash.; Los 
Angeles, Calif., and Tucson, Ariz. 

on Deployment of the Clergy, also an- 
nounced that the three Churches have 
been granted $105,000 by the Rocke- 
feller Brothers Fund to help finance 
the manpower project. 

The three Churches and the Council 
will work together, Bishop Burt said, 
to plan and design a common model 
for the collection and recording of 
clergy information. He explained that 
although the churches would work to- 

gether in collaboration, they would 
each maintain their own deployment 
office and records. 
Bishop Burt said: 

"The willingness of the Rockefeller 
Brothers Fund to give financial en- 
couragement to ecumenical collabora- 
tion in developing modern record- 
keeping at the national level to assist in 
clergy placement and deployment 
ought to be encouraging news for all 

"It will make even more effective 
than we anticipated at South Bend the 
new national clergy deployment office 
for the Episcopal Church now being set 
up in collaboration with the Church 
Pension Fund. 

"While files on Episcopalian clergy 
will still remain separate and confi- 
dential in a file under the auspices of 
their own church, the basis on which 
data will be recorded will make it easy 
to search for appropriate men to fill 
ecumenical posts and to give us a vastly 
greater base for studies on the role and 
problems of the clergy." 

Clergy positions described by Bis- 
hop Burt as "ecumenical" would in- 
clude such areas of work as college 
chaplaincies, councils of Churches and 
inner city ministries. In such job 
searches, he said, the records of all the 
churches could be used. 

Bishop Burt said that collaboration 
in the manpower project, which is ex- 
pected to draw one or two additional 
churches as participants, would begin 

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First Episcopalian Selected 
To Head New York Seminary 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — The Rt. 
Rev. J. Brooke Mosley, a bishop of the 
Episcopal Church, wUl succeed Dr. 
lohn C. Bennett as president of Union 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 

The announcement was made re- 
:ently in a joint statement by the semi- 
nary and the Episcopal Church follow- 
ing a meeting of the seminary's board 
Df trustees which voted to offer the 
position to Bishop Mosley. 

The Bishop, who has been under 
consideration for the position since be- 
fore the first of the year, indicated he 
would accept the position in a tele- 
phone call to the board. 

He has been Deputy for Overseas 
Relations in the Episcopal Church 
since 1968 and has been Bishop-in- 
Charge of the Convocation of Ameri- 
can Churches in Europe. He is a 
former Bishop of the Episcopal Dio- 
cese of Delaware. 

Bishop Mosley will be the first 
Episcopalian to head the prestigious 
seminary, which is interdenomination- 
al. Dr. Bennett, who will retire on 
June 30, is a clergyman of the United 
Church of Christ. Dr. Henry P. Van 
Dusen, president from 1945 to 1963, 
was an ordained Presbyterian minister. 

Bishop Mosley said that at the re- 
quest of the Presiding Bishop he plans 


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3-4 Examining Chaplains 

7 Trinity II 

8 Board of Trustees, Univ. of 

the South 

9 Board of Trustees of Saint 

Augustine's College 
11 Parish Ministry Seminary 

Standing Committee 
14 Trinity III 

20 Board of Directors, Penick 


Urban Crisis Advisory Com- 
mittee, Durham 

21 Trinity IV 

24 Diocesan Ordination 

to continue in his present position on 
the staff of the Executive Council until 
after the Church's General Convention 
to be held in October at Houston, Tex. 

In a letter of resignation to the Rt. 
Rev. John E. Hines, presiding bishop 
of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Mos- 
ley stated : 

"It is not easy to leave the Executive 
Council staff, not even to think of it. 
The overseas ministry has been a per- 
fect joy. Your recent invitation to join 
you in the center of things as vice 
president of the Executive Council has 
warmed my heart and given my 
conscience a further workout; this too 
is an attractive proposal because I be- 
lieve unreservedly in the pioneering 
ministry of the Episcopal Church in 
areas of race and poverty and would 
like to be more involved in it. Further- 
more, I just happen to think that you 
are one of the splendid Christian 
prophets of our time and count it an 
honor to serve with you. But there 
remains the clear and compelling call 
of Union and this, I now believe, I 
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(Continued from page 5 ) 
Commission. Only three diocesan of- 
ficers are elected by the whole con- 
vention as opposed to eight officers in 
previous years. Andy Leckie, St. Chris- 
topher's Church in High Point, was 
elected chairman. Miss Laurie Over, 
St. John's Church in Charlotte, is the 
new vice-chairman, and Miss Carol 
Wilson, St. Luke's Church in Salisbury, 
is secretary. The following convoca- 
tional representatives were elected in 
separate convocational meetings: 

Northeast Convocation Chairman: Miss 
Debbie Strickland, Wilson, Saint 
Timothy's; Representative: Philip 
Lea, Rocky Mount, Good Shepherd; 
Representative: Buddy Porter, Rocky 
Mount, Christ Church. 

Central Convocation Chairman: Miss 
Judith E. Sapp, Raleigh, Christ 
Church; Representative: Miss Nan- 
cy Jo Chatham, Durham, Saint 
Philip's; Representative: Miss Anne 
Chavasse, Raleigh, Good Shepherd. 

Northwest Convocation Chairman: 
Daniel Holsenbeck, III, Greensboro, 
Holy Trinity; Representative: Miss 
Blair Coffield, High Point, Saint 
Christopher's; Representative: Miss 
Maggie Runnion, Burlington, Holy 

Southwest Convocation Chairman: 
Miss Laurie Over, Charlotte, Saint 
John's; Representative: Miss Kathy 
Goddard, Charlotte, Saint John's; 
Representative: Bill Stuckey, Char- 
lotte, Holy Comforter. 

Sandhills Convocation Chairman: Miss 
Jodi Nicholson, Sanford, Saint 
Thomas; Representative: Miss Gail 
Batson, Asheboro, Good Shepherd; 
Representative: Brett Robertson, 
Sanford, Saint Thomas. 

Lay Advisers: Mr. and Mrs. Tony E. 
Hamby, Winston-Salem. 

Clerical Adviser: The Rev. William 
Hethcock, Diocese of North Caro- 
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Greensboro Host For ECW Gathering 

Master of Ceremonies Hickey 

Dean Brooks From St. Aug. 

Holy Trinity Church, Greensboro 

The work of diocesan institutions 
was the topic of the 88 th annual meet- 
ing of the Episcopal Churchwomen, 
May 5 and 6 at Holy Trinity Church 
in Greensboro. 

Among those telling about their pro- 
grams were Dr. Joseph Jones Jr. of 
Raleigh, vice president of accademic 
affairs of St. Augustine's College who 
addressed the opening session. St. 
Mary's new president, the Rev. 
Frank W. Pisani, spoke the following 
morning along with the Rev. Robert W. 
McKewin who reported on Penick 
Home. Diocesan Director of Program, 
William Hethcock, told of conferences 
to be held this summer and the Rev. 
Richard Ottoway spoke of his work 
with the Church and Industry Institute 
in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Mary Wunder 
of Thompson's Childrens Home con- 
cluded this portion of the program with 
her report on the Episcopal Child 
Care Services in the Diocese. 

In his talk to the convention, Mr. 
Pisani urged the church "to stop turn- 
ing off the young people and start 
meeting them where they are with the 
truth of Christ." He explained that 
while St. Mary's is changing, the gospel 
of Christ is still at the center of life 
for the nearly 500 young ladies attend- 
ing. "This must be a decade for re- 
newal for the college," he said. 
"The physical facilities must be up- 
dated and a program developed for 

(Continued on page 10) 


Welcome From Mrs. Lucas 

Delegates Assemble in Holy Trinity Church 


The Churchman 

Mr. Hethcock, Bishop Moore, Mr. Gray 

New President Long Holds Up Gift Cross 

ECW Gatherings 

(Continued from page 8 ) 

attracting and keeping a well qualified 

Mr. McKewin invited those present 
to attend the dedication of the new 
units recently finished and occupied 
at Penick Home. The service will be 
held June 6. He also urged visitors and 
delegates to inform their congrega- 
tions of the Penick Home Fund drive 
to be held May 10. 

In his report to the meeting, Mr. 
Hethcock announced that most of the 
summer conferences will be held but 
not the camps for youngsters due to 
the closing of Vade Mecum. He sug- 
gested that those interested in summer 
camps contact Kanuga. 

Mr. Ottoway announced that a num- 
ber of seminarians will participate 
again this year in the industrial intern- 
ship program sponsored by the Church 
and Industry Institute. The purpose of 
the internship programs and other pro- 
grams of the institute, according to Mr. 
Ottoway is to create a better under- 
standing between the church and in- 
dustry. "During the past four years 550 
clergy have participated in the spon- 
sored programs," he said. 

Sister Columba was the keynote 
speaker for the opening session. A 
member of the Order of Saint Helena 
at Augusta, Ga. She told of her work 
there and with narcotic addicts in New 
Jersey. She told the 264 delegates and 
visitors, "Real freedom is a very de- 
pendent freedom when we're asking 
something from God. It hurts to accept. 
It means acknowledging our weakness. 

Photo Credits 

Pictures in this issue are the 
work of four different photog- 

The front cover picture of the 
youth convention, as well as those 
on Pages 4 and 5, are the work 
of the Rev. Wilson Carter and 
the Rev. Robert Williams. 

The front cover photo of the 
women's meeting and that of the 
new officers on Page 11 are pro- 
vided through the courtesy of 
"The Greensboro News-Record." 

The other Episcopal Church- 
women pictures appearing on 
Pages 8 and 9 are by Mrs. Mar- 
garet Darst Smith of THE 
CHURCHMAN Editorial Board. 

We need people who will listen. We 
need to be in touch with what we really 
want. We need to be honest with our- 
selves. Honesty can lead us a bit 

In his address to the meeting, Bishop 
Fraser said, "I have more confidence 
today in the church than the day I was 
ordained deacon. We are stronger now 
than we were the day before the Mal- 
com X grant." He urged the delegates 
and visitors to begin telling people how 
to worship. "Why is not enough," he 
said. "We must tell them how." He 
explained, "All the church offers is a 
cross with the hope of a resurrection." 

The president, Mrs. M. E. Mot- 
singer, Jr. of Roaring Gap, urged all 
the women of the church to become 

active and to remain in the structure of 
the Episcopal Ohurchwomen. 

Mrs. W. J. Long, Jr. of Roanoke 
Rapids was installed as the new presi- 
dent and set the tone of her adminis- 
tration by stating, "While we go about 
the work of the church, we must feel a 
change in our personal lives." Mrs. 
Long appointed Mrs. Sterling Stoude- 
mire of Chapel Hill to serve as secre- 
tary of the Executive Board. Other of- 
ficers elected were Mrs. I. H. Manning 
of Durham, vice president; Mrs. Her- 
man Salinger of Durham, secretary of 
Christian education; and Mrs. Porter 
Crisp of Greensboro, secretary of pro- 
motion. Mrs. W. Clary Holt of Burling- 
ton was appointed representative to the 
Diocesan Council and Mrs. Paul 
Stoner, Jr. of Lexington was chosen 
to be chairman of the Northwest Con- 

In other business before the session 
a budget of $20,000 was adopted. The 
funds will be used for work in and 
out of the Diocese. 

Mrs. John L. Wooten and Mrs. Gor- 
don Williams, co-chairmen announced 
that the annual conference for church 
women will be held June 22 through 
June 25 at Camp Albert Butler, Roar- 
ing Gap. 

Those appointed delegates to the 
Triennial Meeting in Houston, were 
Mrs. Long, Mrs. Stoudemire and Mrs. 
Eric Flannigan of Henderson. Al- 
ternates are Mrs. Robert Merrit of 
Mount Airy, Mrs. W. E. Cole of Char- 
lotte and Mrs. Don Blanton of Lexing- 

The 89th annual meeting will be 
held in Calvary Church, Tarboro. 

ECW Sidelight: College Work Report 


Chairman, ECW College Work 

"College Work" has always been 
called an inexact term, but nowadays 
it is so vital and comprehensive a field 
that by it we mean the work of the 
Christian church and its members as 
they relate to the academic community 
wherever they may find it. 

Dr. Daisuke Kitagawa once said that 
the Church on the campus takes a 
form of the Church Scattered and that 
"such communities will not be exclu- 
sively Christian, and in them Christians 
will be walking with strange fellow- 

travelers, and by so doing Christians 
will be able to let the light of the 
Gospel shine among people of different 
or no faith." If we accept these pos- 
tures, then we must look for new ways 
to understand our service to the 
academic world and to our children 
who inhabit it. 

Your college work chairman has 
continued to make plans for the nec- 
essarily delayed Conference on Parent 
and Student in the College Crisis, 
which will be held at Quail Roost 
Conference Center on September 14 
and 15, 1970 and will be attended by 
representative college work chairmen 
from the branches. This conference 

will examine the needs of the college 
student, his relationship to his parents, 
his peers, his curriculum, his social 
group at college, to his home parish, 
and to the college chaplain. Two days 
of discussion will be led by distin- 
guished priests, teachers, parents, and 
social workers. The papers from this 
conference will be reported upon to all 
of the branches so that programs for 
study may emanate from the confer- 

The branches are asked to plan at 
least one meeting next year focusing 
on college work and to contact me if 
they are interested in securing a speak- 
er for such an occasion. Our chaplains 


The Churchman 

are anxious to tell you all about their 
work and to listen to your ideas also. 

Do you have any high school boys 
or girls who might want to learn more 
about a career in Christian ministries? 
Material is available from the Secre- 

tary for them to read, and the clergy 
stands ready, as always, to talk to 
them about the growing possibilities 
for careers of service and adventure. 
Christian ministries have also taken a 
new direction: perhaps you know older 

women who would be interested in 
continuing religious education, attend- 
ing special seminars or workshops. 
Your Episcopal Churchwomen would 
be most interested in helping such 
women also. 

Also Heard At ECW Meet: UTO Report 


Chairman, ECW Thank Offering 

The report of the United Thank 
Offering is one of dollars and cents, 
but another very real meaning of the 
offering lies in the grateful spirit which 
motivates thousands of individuals to 
contribute. Because of this spirit, pray- 
ers, offerings and grateful service have 
been given. So, there are two sides to 
the United Thank Offering; one the 
very personal response of each per- 
son when she uses her blue box: and 
the other is the aggregate result of a 
very large sum of money which goes 
forth into the world to do the Lord's 
work and spread his kingdom. This is 
our "united" thanks, but it starts with 
each individual's response to the pres- 
ence of God in her own daily life. 

The United Thank Offering from 
September 1, 1968 to September 1, 
1969 totaled $1,344,323.96. Four 
grants made in 1967 were rented be- 
cause the projects were unable to 

start. These grants amounted to $74,- 
600. This added to the offering made 
a total of $1,418,923.96 which was 
allocated by the Committee for Wom- 
en in September of 1969. Forty-nine 
grants were funded. A list of these 
grants is in your packet, and I urge 
each of you to read and study it. The 
United Thank Offering continues to 
finance extra-budgetary projects that 
have no other source of funds. Over 
the years it has affected the lives of 
thousands of people and hundreds of 

Our Diocese of North Carolina con- 
tributed in a very generous way in 
1969. The Spring Ingathering was 
$13,792.84; the Fall Ingathering $13,- 
047.86: the collection at Annual 
Meeting $155.13 — giving a total of 

The third, and last of the series of 
filmstrips, titled This Thy Brother has 
recently been mailed into each convo- 
cation for use in programs. The first 
two filmstrips, This Channel of Love 
and This, Thy Child are still available, 

and all three are excellent aids in 
interpreting the offering. 

A new pamphlet, Giving Thanks 
Through Giving, was sent to each 
U.T.O. branch treasurer. It gives a 
thumbnail sketch of each grant made 
in 1967 and '68, and is most helpful 
and interesting. Additional ones are 
available from Seabury Book Store free 
of charge. 

The beautiful silver alms basin was 
used and enjoyed in six congregations 
during the past year for Ingatherings. 
We have helped plan programs and 
have sent additional resource material 
to numerous branches. 

In these days of uncertainty and 
concern in the world, it is our hope 
that our sense of gratefulness for the 
presence of God in our lives will be a 
certainty, and our response of prayers 
and offerings will go out into the 
world and accomplish things that we 
can never do ourselves. If we continue 
to do this, the United Thank Offering 
will continue to work miracles and 
touch lives all over the world. 

Memories Of Women's Meet In 30's 

St. Paul's, Winston-Salem 

Editor's Note: The following is 
an account of a Women's Auxili- 
ary Conference held at Yade Me- 
cum during the 30's. Women of 
the Diocese have just completed 
their 1970 meeting . . . nearly 40 
years later ... at Holy Trinity 
Church in Greensboro. 

Dr. McGregor says that Christian 
Education is the process of making one 
at home with God and man. I shall 
make an attempt to recall how I per- 
sonally feel that Vade Mecum accom- 
plished this objective. 

I have never more strongly felt the 
presence of God than as we worshiped 
early in the morning in the little out 
door chapel on the brink of the hill. 
There we had no organ music to as- 

sist in creating for us an atmosphere 
of worship; no accompaniment, save 
the sweet song of the birds as we lifted 
our voices in songs of praise and 
thanksgiving. Yet there was a consci- 
ousness of the majesty and presence of 
God as we glimpsed the mist slowly 
lifting itself from the peaks in the dis- 
tance. Then after supper near the close 
of the evening service when we watched 
the sun sink behind the hills, as dusk 
slowly and peacefully descended upon 
us, we recalled the last line of taps — 
"All is well God is nigh." 

The first campfire as we sang under 
the stars is still remembered, when be- 
ginning with "Drink To Me Only With 
Thine Eyes," "Carry Me Back To Old 
Virginia" and others of similar nature. 
Passing from these, different members 
of the group started singing beautiful 
church hymns which all of us love, un- 

til at last at a time which seemed most 
fitting, Mr. Robinson pronounced a 
benediction. From this campfire we 
went to our rooms, perfectly prepared 
for Holy Communion which was ad- 
ministered the following morning. Our 
hearts so uplifted to God by this beau- 
tiful and spontaneous service that one 
was loathe to speak for fear of losing 
that spirit. 

As I recall the personalities I knew 
at Vade Mecum, it is perfectly remark- 
able to me that nearly every one at 
that conference contributed something 
worthwhile to me and to others of its 

One afternoon there was a discus- 
sion concerning a gentleman who had 
made a worthwhile literary contribution 
but who was a very unstable person. 
Most of us were getting along very 
well casting stones, as we are so hu- 

June 1970 


manly prone to do. Then a lovely 
character, who had recently had a great 
sorrow, told of an article she had read 
not so long since. The article stated 
that often those who have imaginations 
sufficient to make such contributions 
are by their very natures, unstable. This 
is the price one pays for genius, and 
since the reading of it, she had tried 
to be more tolerant of people. One 
could cite several similar examples. 

Those of you who heard Mrs. Ram- 
sey last spring at our district meeting, 
remember that she said, "We must 
make our missionary reports as inter- 
esting as our book club programs if 
we expect our women to attend." That 
was noted as an excellent idea but 
more easily said than done — until I 
attended Mrs. McLeod's class on 
China. From it, I developed a new re- 
spect for and deep sense of gratitude 
to the Chinese for their many contri- 
butions to our civilization. I also ad- 
mired Chang Kai-shek and other Chi- 

Sewanee Names Head 
Of Summer Program 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The University 
of the South has appointed Dr. Laur- 
ence R. Alvarez, assistant professor of 
nee Summer School. Dr. Alverez re- 
mathematics, to itc thel 970 Sewa- 
places Dr. Charles O. Baird, professor 
of forestry, who directed the summer 
school since 1964. 

The 1970 summer session at Sewa- 
nee will be for six weeks instead of 
eight weeks as in the past. It is coedu- 
cational and is designed for students 
from Sewanee and other colleges and 
for high school seniors planning to en- 
ter college in the fall. In addition to 
the usual elementary and some ad- 
vanced courses, special courses not 
normally available during the academic 
year will be offered to provide an op- 
portunity for students to broaden their 
academic program. The special courses 
for 1970 will be in natural resources 
and environmental quality, revolution- 
ary history, education, and compara- 
tive arts. 

Dr. Alvarez received his Ph.D. in 
mathematics from Yale University in 
1964 and has been in the mathematics 
department at the University of the 
South since then. He taught at Trinity 
College, Hartford, Conn., during the 
1963-64 academic year and has di- 
rected two National Science Founda- 
tion Undergraduate Research Partici- 
pation Programs. 


Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, presi- 
dent of Saint Augustine's College, 
was recently elected to several top 
level positions in educational and 
religious areas. 

He was elected chairman of the 
Association of Episcopal Colleges, 
and secretary to the Council of 
Presidents of the Central Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association 

He also is a member of the 
board of directors of the United 
Negro College Fund. 

nese leaders who were building a 
Christian community out of the only 
great democracy left in China. The 

Thomas Resigns 

Mason P. Thomas, Jr. of 
Chapel Hill has resigned as chair- 
man and as a member of the Dio- 
cese's Urban Crisis Advisory Com- 
mittee. He has cited family and 
career responsibilities as reasons 
for his resignation. 

"Once again, I want you to 
know how deeply appreciative I 
am and the Diocese is of the lead- 
ership which you have given to 
this committee during very trying 
and difficult days," Bishop Fraser 
wrote in acknowledging the resig- 

Bayne To Join Staff 
Of N. Y. Seminary 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — The Rt. 
Rev. Stephen Bayne, first vice presi- 
dent of the Executive Council of the 
Episcopal Church and deputy to the 
Presiding Bishop for Program, will 
leave his post June 30 to join the fac- 
ulty of General Theological Seminary, 
New York City. 

Bishop Bayne announced his resig- 
nation from the national Church staff 
at a meeting of the Executive Council. 

In his move to the General Semi- 
nary, the national seminary of the Epis- 
copal Church, Bishop Bayne returns 
to the place where he began his minis- 
try 37 years ago, where after gradua- 
tion he served as a tutor and fellow for 
three years from 1932 to 1934. 

The years between have taken the 
Bishop into almost all of the vocational 
areas of the ministry and most of the 
geographical areas of the world. 

hayfever sufferers will probably join 
me in being grateful, for it was China 
who gave us aphedrine with which to 
bring relief to those suffering with that 

Much work is done at the confer- 
ence, but there is a well-planned en- 
tertainment program too, that being 
just as necessary, because we are learn- 
ing to be at home with man as well as 
God. Tea was served every afternoon 
on the veranda when we were not going 
on a sight seeing tour — for there are 
"purty sights to see in them thar hills." 
Those who chose to play bridge or 
read were free to do so — or to take 
a walk to the spring for a drink of wa- 
ter which has medecinal properties suf- 
ficient to cure all ills — according to 
those who visited Vade Mecum in its 
resort days. One must not forget to 
mention the refreshing dips in the beau- 
tiful pool fed by mountain springs. 

Kanuga had more nationally known 
church leaders on its faculty but I am 
told that the faculty at Vade Mecum, 
though small, was just as representa- 
tive. Twenty-three women from St. 
Paul's parish drove up daily to attend 
classes which is a fine record but one 
cannot get all the conference has to 
offer unless there is a stay of the entire 
time. We are missing a golden oppor- 
tunity of learning how to be more "at 
home with God and man" when we do 
not go to Vade Mecum for a confer- 

Houston Convention 
Agenda Shaping Up 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — Planning 
for the agenda of the 63rd General 
Convention of the Episcopal Church, 
to be held October 11 to 22, 1970, at 
Houston, Tex., has moved into its first 
phase under the direction of two co- 
chairmen, Oscar Carr, of Clarksdale, 
Miss., and Mrs. A. Travers Ewell, of 
South Miami, Fla. 

The two churchmen head an Agen- 
da Committee of 35, representing the 
widest breadth of the Church. It was 
authorized by Special General Conven- 
tion II and appointed by the Presiding 
Bishop, the Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, 
and the Rev. Dr. John B. Coburn, 
president of the House of Deputies. 

Mrs. Ewell also will serve as the pre- 
siding officer of the Women's Triennial 
Meeting to be held at Houston during 
the first week of General Convention. 


The Churchman 

Women Of Holy Innocents Launch Youth Project: 

Vance Chapter Operates Kindergarten 

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YOUNG MINDS AT WORK— The scenes above and below represent some of 
the activities conducted for pre-school children enrolled in a kindergarten pro- 
gram at Henderson's Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. Because of lack of 
facilities or other reasons, these youngsters were unable to attend Head Start 
classes. The project was begun by the Henry Perry chapter of the church, but 
now is financially supported by the church Vestry. (Photo courtesy of the 
Henderson Daily Dispatch.) 

Editor's Note: The following 
article, dealing with an activity 
sponsored by a church in this Dio- 
cese, is reprinted from The Hen- 
derson Daily Dispatch. 

Because of a group of local church- 
women who do not believe in "hiding 
their candle under a bushel," a kinder- 
garten program for some dozen or 
more pre-schoolers is currently opera- 
ting in their church. 

In its course of study last year, the 
Henry Perry chapter of the Church of 
the Holy Innocents became aware of 
the need for more early childhood edu- 
cation in the local area. At the same 
time, they found that many youngsters 
in the community were being left out of 
Head Start classes because of the lack 
of facilities. 

' In further contemplating the subject, 
the group felt it a waste to allow the 
well-equipped Sunday school class- 
rooms in their church to lay idle from 
one Sunday to another. Such an area 
would be an ideal environment in 
which young children could learn and 
play, they decided. 

So what originated as a chapter proj- 
ect soon gathered the support of the 
entire church until now the vestry of 
Holy Innocents totally supports the 
kindergarten program under way there. 

The operation is supervised by Mrs. 
Jack Coss, the only teacher who 
received financial compensation for 
her work. In addition, there are 10 
churchwomen who are volunteer 
helpers, receiving no pay other than 
the personal satisfaction of contributing 
to the molding and training of young 
minds. The volunteers, who work al- 
ternately, are also assisted by other 
members of the chapter who substitute 
at the school from time to time. 

Each day, Mondays through Fridays, 
Mrs. Coss and her helpers drive around 
town to pick up the children at their 
homes and transport them to the 

The regular class day begins with a 
good, nourishing breakfast for the tots, 
following which there is a song period, 
play time and instruction. A curriculum 
similar to that used in public or private 

kindergartens is provided. At the noon 
hour, the children are returned to their 

According to one of the ladies who 
has assisted with the project (which 
began in September), the pre-schoolers 
have shown much progress in their 
class work and social adjustments. For 
the adult workers, they, too, have 
gained much pleasure and insight from 
their participation in the program of 

early childhood education, she added. 

Another spokesman for the program 
expressed the hope that the efforts of 
the Episcopal church in this area of 
community involvement might serve to 
incite other churches in the vicinity to 
commence a similar project to teach 
and train young children, who, for vari- 
ous reasons, are not able to attend 
regular kindergarten or Head Start 

June 1970 


Mission Work 

(Continued from page 2) 

groups on a home leave this spring in 
which she worked to raise funds for a 
transformer to provide heat for the 
mission hospital in Kutmandu. 

She showed slides of the colorful 
countryside, which has been open to 
formal travel only in recent years, and 
scenes of the mission which is a joint 
operation supported by 28 separate or- 

Included were hospital room scenes 
showing patients bundled up in quilts 
in lieu of warmth from needed central 
heating. "The doctors often perform 
surgery under a quilt," she reported. 

The women of her audience, whose 
mission activities regularly include sup- 
port of Miss Wolfe's work, were also 
shown slides of orchids growing around 
Miss Wolfe's chicken house. "It raises 
the egg average," she claimed. 

The amiable speaker, who is a na- 
tive North Carolinian, showed pictures 
of the ambulance, the refrigerator and 
the three-burner oil stove which had 
been provided through United Thank 
Offering funds. 

Some patients walk eight days to 
come to the hospital for treatment, she 
said. Others are carried on the backs of 
relatives, and still others are carried in 

Part of her work is to act as hostess 
to the guest house, which she described 
as a former gambling den. "I myself 
live in a house that once was the con- 
cubine quarters of the palace which is 
now the hospital," she said. 

Miss Wolfe left New York on May 
17 to return to Kutmandu. 


(Continued from page 3) 

and the Rev. Thomas Walker is assis- 

Five Years — St. Anne's, Winston- 
Salem recently celebrated it's fifth an- 
niversary. The Rev. Downs Spitler is 
rector. Bishop Moore was celebrant at 
a festival celebration of the Holy Com- 
munion and Confirmation. 

Visit — Members of his former con- 
gregation at St. Martin's, Charlotte, 
payed a visit early in May to Bishop 
and Mrs. Moore in Raleigh. They came 
by bus, visited Diocesan House, had 
lunch and a visit with the Moores. 

Advice To Thinly-Spread Lady Of House: 

'Quality' Attention For Kids 
Is Answer For Harassed Mother 

Christ Church, Charlotte 

Editor's Note: Mr. Torrey is 
currently in the Queen City on a 
temporary assignment as a mem- 
ber of the staff at Christ Church. 
He is the director of Jesus Abbey 
in Korea, an interdenominational 
mission in Korea. His views on 
women and their responsibilities 
as Christians have recently been 
quoted in the Charlotte press. 

Honestly, I hear so much clap-trap 
about "mother-love" I am beginning 
to think it is a cover-up for something 
that rarely exists in our culture. In 
"Children of Crisis" it was pointed out 
that the woman of the slums, living in 
dire poverty, has only one hope — her 
children. Having children is the one 
"worth while" thing she can do, and 
in so far as the struggle for survival 
permits it, she tries to help her children 
develop into somebody — into the hope 
of the future. The odds are against 
her, and by the time the child has been 
in school a few years, she ruefully ad- 
mits "It seems like somehow they take 
them away from you." 

The middle class child, on the other 
hand, has all the breaks, but the world 
is always telling his mother that there 
are more worth while things to do than 
raising children! She should go to col- 
lege, be active in the League of Women 
Voters, be a musician, an artist, have a 
career. As a result, only the phlegmatic 
child and the sanguine child survive. 
The melancholic, sensitive, or artistic 
child is easily upset, and being a per- 
fectionist, makes excessive demands on 
a mother already distaught by attempt- 
ing to be both a home-maker and a 
career woman in a society not geared 
to give any real support in the task. 
Life for both child and mother finally 
boils down to a frantic competition for 
survival. The child's survival depends 
on being assured of the mother's love. 
Since the child is the melancholic, sen- 
sitive type, he is also the first to sense 
any lack of love and to resent the 
various things that compete with him 
for his mother's attention — siblings, 
mother's work, Dad, etc. The mother, 

on her part, feels threatened and upset 
because she is so distracted that she 
cannot give this child even the minimum 
of attention she senses she "ought" 
to give while the child, unreasonably, 
keeps demanding more and more — go- 
ing out of his way to be naughty if he 
cannot attract attention by being good. 
The tug of war between the two would 
lead to a complete crack-up of one or 
the other if not mitigated by the role 
of the father, older siblings and friends. 
But it can end in a break-down of 
communication between mother and 
child and years of guilt, and misery, 
anxiety, and frustration for both. 

With a choleric child the struggle is 
more spectacular, for this child's de- 
termination to run the show results in 
aggressive behavior and, barring ca- 
pitulation by the mother or the child 
being broken, the whole relationship 
becomes a series of escalating conflicts 
reaching periodic crises interspersed 
by armed truces. So far as this child 
is concerned, his mother is not in his 
corner at all and there is no possibility 
that she ever will be and the only ques- 
tion is how to select the issues. And 
if the child is intelligent, he will wait 
until his mother, confused by fatigue 
and other stresses, pulls some boner — 
some little act of injustice or unfair- 
ness — and he will blow this up into a 
full-fledged row, worrying it like a 
bull-dog. The capacity to do this will 
make this child — who is more likely 
to survive than the mother, as she is 
(even though she be a choleric type 
herself) somewhat hampered by a con- 
science — a successful military man or 
executive, but unless the struggle in the 
home is modified, a completely ruthless 
one, taking out on all who get in his 
way his anger against the mother who 
was too distracted to love him. 

What is the answer? One simple one 
is for the mother who finds herself too 
distracted to deal calmly and affection- 
ately with her children to withdraw 
completely from activities which com- 
pete with her home until she has seen 
her young ones through their teens. In 
our highly individualistic society with 
families so small they have to be seen 
with a magnifying glass, this is often 


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the only possible solution. A Christian 
woman may find that obedience to God 
involves putting her family ahead of 
church "activities" other than those 
she shares with the family (Sunday 
School, Worship, Special Meetings, 
Cottage Prayer Meetings). 

Where the family is larger, and in- 
cludes aunts or uncles, grandparents, 
old sisters and brothers, and a mature, 
affectionate and wise father, the 
mother's burden is sharable. She 
should not be ashamed to ask for help 
and, without asking to be criticized, 
she can ask each one what they think 
they can do to help. 

Again, if it is a Christian family 
there should be no great difficulty in 
meeting together to pray for wisdom 
in mutual relationships. One thing is 
important. Jesus taught us that if a 
brother has something against us we 
must be reconciled to that brother be- 
fore we try to worship God. That 
doesn't mean that if I am angry at my 
child — it means, if my child is angry 
at me I must stop, find out why he is 
angry (if he is very small, I shall have 
to figure it out for him, but if I really 
want to know, the Holy Spirit will show 

me) and do what needs doing to effect 
a reconciliation. To apologize for hav- 
ing been unfair or having gone back on 
my word does not lower me in the eyes 
of the children. It will make me ten feet 
tall. To be man enough to admit you 
are wrong is to be a man indeed. This 
goes for Dads and Moms, both. 

Quality attention, on the other hand, 
can be almost infinitessimal in quantity 
and still be effective. After all, the child 
has his own interests and his own 
friends, and he only wants to "touch 
base" now and again. If he comes in 
for a peanut butter sandwich in the 
middle of the afternoon and you get 
into a hassle over it, you'll lose thirty 
minutes and both tempers. If you drop 
everything either to fix him one or ex- 
plain why you can't fix him one (and 
maybe offer a suitable substitute — if 
nothing more than a warm hug and a 
"tough it out, Son, it'll be supper-time 
before you know it.") and act as if 
you preferred to give him thirty min- 
utes, he'll be gone in five and thinking 
"My Mom's the greatest," and you'll 
be saying "Lord, where did he come 
from?" Quality attention is the key. 

When it is time to deal with the chil- 

dren, give them your undivided atten- 
tion and simply excuse yourself to hus- 
band, mother, guest, or any friend who 
happens to cut in. If it's a 'phone call, 
"Please call me back after the children 
are in bed," or "I'll call you back as 
soon as the children are off to school." 
You need apologize to no one for put- 
ting your children first. God gave them 
to you and he created you for them 
and that is first — foremost — primary. 
You are the only Mom they've got. 
Husband? No problem. Before the kids 
are up in the morning, after they are 
in bed at night, during the hours be- 
tween when he gets in from work and 
when you call the kids in for supper — 
you are his. Get supper ready an hour 
early, sister, and have it in the oven, 
so you can fuss over him when he 
comes in! And, sister, you can give that 
man of yours a little quality attention 
at those times and he'll never be 
jealous of the kids. 

Whence comes the capacity for qual- 
ity attention? We are taught that it is 
a gift of the Holy Spirit which enables 
us to let Jesus live through us. The 
most remarkable thing about Jesus 
was that although He dealt with great 
masses of the people and was constant- 
ly being thronged by jostling crowds 
of sight-seers and lost souls, He never 
let Himself get distracted to the point 
where He could not give someone a 
moment of undivided, quality atten- 
tion. The children who were brought 
to Him to be blessed, the woman with 
the issue of blood, the deaf and dumb 
man whom He led away from the 
crowd to deal with — only a moment, 
but for that moment, there was no one 
else in the world but that one whom He 
knew the Father had sent to him for a 
purpose. Sometimes this capacity is 
called compassion. 

St. Paul gives us a magnificent de- 
scription of it in I Cor. 13. It was this 
capacity to take people seriously that 
made the pious prigs who ran the 
churches of Jesus' day suddenly stand 
out in the blinking light of day as the 
phonies they were — people who cared 
only about themselves, not about their 
children or their spiritual flocks. And 
the price of Jesus' taking people seri- 
ously was crucifixion at the hands of 
the jealous self-seekers whom He ex- 
posed. But by His death and resur- 
rection and ascension He bought for 
each of us the privilege of being like 
Him — of taking little children serious- 
ly — of giving children quality attention 
— of being capable of love. 

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Though the design be most artistic and the workmanship reach 
perfection, the finished monument can never be more beautiful or 
last longer than the stone from which it is cut. 

Ask your monument dealer for genuine 


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It meets all tests for strength, 
durability and beauty, and ex- 
cels as a monumental stone. 

It is most lasting because it is 
composed of the most durable 
minerals known. 

It is superbly beautiful be- 
cause it is made up of the sub- 
stance of precious stones and 

Write for FREEillustratedbooklet : 

Inscriptions on it are clearly 
legible because of the marked 
contrast between cut and pol- 
ished surfaces. 

There are many granites 
which have a surface resem- 
blance to Winnsboro Blue Gran- 
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durable qualities and lasting 

"FACTS for the Memorial Buyer" 

Winnsboro Granite Corporation, Rion, S. C. 

June 1970 


New Parish Hall Dedicated At Raleigh: 

St. Michael's Has 20th Birthday 

. . . Displays Anniversary Cake 

St. Michael's, Raleigh 

With the dedication of the new 
parish hall on Sunday, May 3, St. 
Michael's Church in Raleigh cele- 
brated the 20th anniversary of the 
Parish. At the special Service of Cele- 
bration the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser 
preached the sermon; and the Rev. 
James D. Beckwith, rector, and the 
Rev. Thomas C. Walker, assistant rec- 
tor, read the service. 

Following the service in the church 
the choirs, clergy, and congregation 
proceeded to the recently completed 
Parish Hall for its dedication by the 
Bishop. After the service of dedica- 
tion the congregation concluded the 
day's celebration with "dinner on the 

St. Michael's was chartered April 
16, 1950, with 118 persons originally 
signing the charter. Services were held 
during that summer in the Chapel of 
St. Mary's College with the Rev. 
I. Harding Hughes serving as tem- 
porary priest-in-charge of the new 
mission. During the 1950 summer the 
current church site was given to the 
mission by J. Willie York, a charter 
member of the church. By September 
Mr. York and another charter mem- 
ber, E. N. Richards, had erected a 
temporary building on the church 

The first service in "the little red 
church in the woods" was held Septem- 
ber 10, 1950, with Bishop Edwin A. 
Penick and Mr. Hughes officiating. 
On October 1, 1950, the Rev. James 
Dunbar Beckwith assumed his duties 
as first rector of St. Michael's. 

Under the able leadership of Mr. 
Beckwith the church soon took its place 
in the life of the Diocese, and was 
granted full parish status at the Dio- 
cesan Convention of 1951, just one 
year after the date of its first service. 
With a working and growing congre- 
gration, plans were soon made for a 
permanent structure. Ground was 
broken for the church on December 26, 
1955, and on December 24, 1956 the 
first service — the traditional midnight 
Christmas Eve Communion Service — 
was held in the beautiful new building 
that had been designed for the congre- 
gation by one of its members, Lief 
Valand, noted Raleigh architect. The 

church was constructed by Mr. York 
and Mr. Richards. At this time the 
congregation had grown to over 600 

The mortgage on the church build- 
ing was paid off by the congregation 
and a "mortgage burning" was held 
April 19, 1964, just 14 years after the 
chartering of the church and only nine 
years after the debt for the building 
was incurred. 

Then the growing congregation be- 
gan to build again, for in spite of the 
large and beautiful church building, 
the "temporary" building was still in 

use for many church activities. The 
goal of the new building program was 
to complete Mr. Valand's master plan 
for Saint Michael's with the addition 
of the Parish Hall. 

Ground was broken for the final 
phase of building on December 3, 
1967, and the building was first oc- 
cupied in the fall of 1968 even though 
the building was not entirely com- 
pleted at that time. Today a congre- 
gation of nearly 1,500 persons wor- 
ships in the completed structure 
dreamed of by so few just a short 20 
years ago. 



October 1970 


Diocese Looks To Houston Convention 

The Diocese of North Carolina 
in late September held two meet- 
ings of deputies to the General 
Convention with interested lay 
persons. The purpose of the meet- 
was to provide laymen with 
an opportunity to express their 
»iews on church issues prior to de- 
parture of the Tar Heel deputies 
for Houston. The gatherings were 
lield at St. Luke's Church in Salis- 
bury and at the Church of the 
Good Shepherd at Raleigh. 

The photographs on this page 
were made at the Salisbury meet- 
ing. The upper left picture shows 
part of the diocesan delegation on 
stage to answer questions. At the 
ectern (upper right) is the Rev. 
Thomas J. C. Smyth who reports 
to the Diocese on the Houston is- 
in an article beginning on 

The lower photo shows part of 
the crowd on hand for the Salis- 
bury meeting. 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 60 October, 1970 No. 7 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
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names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
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N. C, 27609. 

Bishops Letter: 

Regarding Uncertainty 
Of Change 

Last year the congregations of the Diocese got off to a shaky start as 
their attention was turned rather abruptly to the results of Special General 
Convention II and the Executive Council grant to Malcolm X Liberation 
University. This year churchmen in the Diocese are looking forward to 
the General Convention at Houston and the changes that its actions may 
bring in the life of our Church. 

It is becoming obvious to more and more people that we must learn 
to live with changes in our church life, our public schools, housing and 
employment. The question before us is how do we live with them? I suppose 
the most disconcerting factor is that mankind can no longer be certain, 
as he seems to have been years ago, of the direction in which change 
will occur. 

As we prepare for the fall programs in our Church which include not 
just the Every Member Canvass but our lives together as human beings 
in the Church, in the community and in the world, we must not only 
have a point of view, but we must have an honest point of view. We 
must not only have courage, but we must have convictions based on our 
experience as it is tested by our Christian teachings and love. These will 
strengthen us with a positive and solid affirmation of our lives together. 

We have made every effort to keep the Diocese informed concerning the 
actions of General Convention. Meetings have been arranged before and 
after the Convention with clergy, vestrymen and delegates as well as news 
releases during the Convention where it is possible. We hope that this 
data will be helpful to everyone in an aggressive and positive church life 
this year. Faithfully yours, 

Thomas A. Fraser 
Bishop of North Carolina 

Tar Heel Looks To Convention: 

Need, Second Mile' Budgets 
Will Face Houston Delegates 

General Convention Deputy 
The fast-approaching 63rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church 
to be held in Houston, Texas from October 11 to 22 promises to be an ex- 
citing time for deputies, bishops, and guests. The last 
thing I remember from our Special Convention II at South 
■ Bend was the word from the representatives of the Ameri- 

-is A J can Indians that they would be in Houston in full battle 
dress which (being interpreted) means that they too will 
come to claim their share in the life of this Church. 

There has already developed a communications gap be- 
tween the deputies and the National Church Office, known 
(affectionately, I hope) as "815" or "that crowd in New 
York." The GREEN BOOK which is unfortunately re- 
ferred to more than the Bible during the Convention 
SMYTH usually provides the reading for deputies during then- 

summer vacations. But the said BOOK has just arrived this 15th Day of 
September and only half of the material is in it. We are told, in an ac- 
companying note, that Section Two will be along any day now. 

(Continued on page 5) 


The Churchman 

Grants To Date Total Nearly $5 Million: 

GCSP Dispute Heads Houston Agenda 

Report Slated At Vestry Luncheons 

Bishop Fraser and Bishop Moore this fall will host six luncheons at 
strategic locations throughout the Diocese for up to four vestrymen from 
every congregation. 

The purpose of these luncheons, which are scheduled to come immedi- 
ately following the General Convention in Houston, will be to give infor- 
mation and to answer questions about what will have taken place at the 

The hope is that this plan will provide each congregation with some 
laymen on its vestry who have had an opportunity to hear from the 
bishops what the Houston issues will have been and how they will have 
been handled. 

These programs are a variation of the plan used in two previous falls 
to invite vestrymen to the Diocesan House for a luncheon with the bishops 
and staff. It has been suggested that moving the luncheons to convoca- 
tion areas will provide for a larger vestry representation. 

The dates are: 

October 30, Sandhill Convocation at Southern Pines; 
November 2, Southwest Convocation at Charlotte; 
November 3, Raleigh Clericus at Raleigh; 
November 6, Northeast Convocation at Rocky Mount; 
November 9, Durham Clericus at Durham; and, 
November 13, Northwest Convocation at Greensboro. 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Episco- 
palians will face a battery of contro- 
versial issues when they convene Oc- 
tober 11 at Houston, Texas, for their 
two-week 63rd General Convention. 

Coming at a time when "confronta- 
tion" is the order of the day and when 
Church programs dealing with sensitive 
issues are coming under sharp criticism 
from moderates and conservatives, the 
triennial Episcopal Convention will 
need to work night and day in order to 
do its work in the time allotted. 

Foremost among the issues that the 
Bishops and Deputies will have to set- 
tle is the future of the General Conven- 
tion Special Program which for three 
years has been a target for differences 
of opinion. 

Authorized in 1967, the "special 
program" has made grants totalling 
nearly $5 million to assist minority 
groups of the poor to set up their own 
local community organizations for the 
achievement of economic and political 
power. Most of the funded projects, 
assisting groups of the white, black, 
Indian, and Latin-American poor, have 
been non-controversial, but a small 
number have been the target of sharp 

Proposals to come before the Con- 
vention will include plans to strengthen 
the GCSP program with more funds, as 
well as suggestions of ways in which 
local Dioceses and Parishes can be 
given more of a voice in determining 
how grants are approved and how 
funds are spent. 

The fate of the GCSP, which is ex- 
pected to be continued in one form or 
another, will be decided during discus- 
sions of a proposed general church pro- 
Igram and budget for the triennial 
period 1971-1973 which will come to 
more than $13 million per year and 
which will include proposals for the 
development of new ministries to youth 
and to the so-called developing "hippy" 
and new-life-style communities of the 
nation and programs for improved so- 
cial and educational systems. 

Another key issue that the bishops 
and deputies will have to settle im- 
mediately is the question of the par- 
ticipation of additional representatives 
in scheduled non-legislative activities 

Daily Houston Reports 

"The Man in the Pew" . . . 
if he chooses . . . will be better in- 
formed on the Houston conven- 
tion than on any prior convention 
of the Episcopal Church. 

Special recorded messages 
which may be heard by dialing 
special numbers from any point 
in North Carolina will provide 
callers with capsule summaries on 
each day of the Houston conven- 

By 1 1 a.m. daily the Diocese 
will have available a new recorded 
report from a member of the 
North Carolina delegation. This 
report may be heard by dialing 
(Area Code 919) 787-6315. 

By 6 p.m. daily the National 
Church will provide a three- 
minute recorded convention re- 
port direct from Houston. This 
report may be heard by dialing 
(Area Code 713) 228-0781. 

during the Convention. 

The Agenda Committee planning the 
Convention has proposed the partici- 
pation of young people, minority group 
representatives and others at general 
assemblies and in work groups during 
the first week of the Convention, when 
they would be allowed to participate 
in a discussion of the issues faced by 
the Church in today's world. 

There has been some opposition to 
the plan in the Church, and the first 
showdown on the first day will be 
whether or not to accept the Agenda 
Committee's proposal. Some dioceses 
have already refused to send additional 

The principal argument against the 
plan is that their presence and partici- 
pation might cause disruption and in- 
terfere with the regular order of busi- 

Those who favor the plan claim that 
the additional representatives make it 
possible for a broader representation 
of the Church's membership in the dis- 
cussion and decision-making on church 
policies and program. 

Additional representatives were first 

October 1970 


used in the Episcopal Church's special 
Convention in the summer of 1969 at 
the University of Notre Dame. 

Also on the convention program will 
be the Consultation on Church Union, 
a plan which seeks the union of nine 
major American denominations in a 
single, unified Church. The Convention 
will be asked to support a two-year 
study of the plan at the "grass roots" 
and parish level with a final decision by 
the Church on the COCU proposal to 
come at a later convention. 

An extensive report from the Litur- 
gical Commission will propose for ex- 
perimental use alternatives to most of 
the services in the Church's Book of 
Common Prayer, and there will be a 
report made on a study of the Church's 
organization which could lead to radi- 
cal restructuring of church operations, 
especially in the national office. 

Ways in which the national program 
of the Church can be strengthened 
through stronger financial support by 
the dioceses and parishes will be an- 
other question that Episcopalians will 

try to deal with. It's a particu- 
larly sticky question because church 
revenues for the support of diocesan 
and national programs appear to be in 
a period of decline. 

Another important convention event 
will be the Triennial Meeting of the 
Women of the Church, who will 
hold their sessions during the five-day 
period, October 12-16 at Houston in 
the Music Hall adjacent to the Exhibit 
Hall and Convention Center where the 
official Convention meetings will be 

Women for the first time are ex- 
pected to be seated as deputies in the 
Convention, and one of the questions 
the triennial delegates will have to face 
is the future role of the Triennial Meet- 
ing after women have been given of- 
ficial voice and vote in the General 

The Convention will begin on Sun- 
day afternoon, October 1 1, with a gen- 
eral assembly at which the Agenda 
Committee report will be presented 

proposing the seating of additional rep- 
resentatives during the first week. Ac- 
tion on the proposal will come before 
the House of Bishops and the House of 
Deputies on Monday morning. 

An opening service will be held at 
7 o'clock on Sunday evening, when the 
Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, presiding bis- 
hop of the Episcopal Church, will make 
his convention address. 

The opening service for the first 
time in convention history will also 
include the presentation of the United 
Thank Offering by the women of the 

A "Feed the Hungry" dinner will be 
held in the convention cafeteria on 
Wednesday, October 14, with soup and 
crackers on the menu. Funds from the 
dinner will go to aid in world relief. 

The single official social event of the 
Convention will be the Presiding Bis- 
hop's Evening in Jesse H. Jones Hall 
of the Performing Arts when bishops, 
deputies, delegates and visitors will at- 
tend a performance by the Houston 
Symphony on Thursday, October 15. 

Women To Hold Concurrent Sessions 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Some 450 
women from throughout the United 
States and overseas — delegates, al- 
ternates and official visitors — will 
convene in Houston, Tex., October 11- 

16 for the 1970 Triennial Meeting of 
the women of the Episcopal Church. 

The meeting will be an official part 
of the 63rd triennial General Conven- 
tion of the Church in Houston whose 

sessions will run until October 22. 

Meetings of the Triennial will be 
held in the Civic Center Music Hall 
while the sessions of the official legis- 
lature of the Church, the House of 
Bishops and House of Deputies, will 
be held in the Albert Thomas Conven- 
tion and Exhibit Center and Sam Hous- 
ton Coliseum. 

Official attendance in Houston is 
expected to come to more than 5,000, 
counting Church officials and visitors, 
and for special events — such as the 
opening service in the Coliseum — the 
attendance is expected to reach 15,000 
to 20,000, swelled by Church members 
and visitors from the immediate Hous- 
ton area and adjoining states and 

A highlight of the convention will be 
the presentation of the United Thank 
Offering at the great opening service on 
Sunday evening, October 1 1 . 

According to Miss Frances Young, 
national women's executive, the wom- 
en's Triennial Meeting and the Gen- 
eral Convention are expected to make 
history for a number of reasons. 

The convention is expected to take 
final action on legislation first passed 
at the Seattle Convention in 1967 mak- 
ing women specifically eligible to be] 

Province Proposes Change In GCSP 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Episcopalians in Province IV, representing the 
dioceses located in the southeastern section of the United States, have voted 
to support a continuance of the General Convention Special Program — but 
with a difference. 

Meeting at the Kanuga, N. C, Conference Center in early June, the 
175 delegates to the Provincial Synod approved a resolution asking the 1970 
General Convention at Houston, Tex., in October to allocate "at least 
50 percent of the amount available for GCSP grants" to ecumenical projects 
initiated locally under diocesan sponsorship. 

The resolution also proposed funding of GCSP projects with local money 
on a matching basis and the cooperative involvement of local Episcopalians 
with poor and powerless minorities. 

The $5 million program was established at the General Convention of 
1967 in Seattle as an effort by the Episcopal Church to assist minority 
groups to help themselves in achieving political and economic influence in 
their communities. 

The resolution passed by the Province IY delegates reaffirmed the prin- 
ciple of self-determination, with minorities being given "at least equal voice" 
in decision-making in community projects. 

In a preamble the resolution said that the GCSP "has not reached its full 
potential" because of the absence of the local involvement of Episcopalians. 

The Synod voted a $1,000 fund to finance the work of a committee which 
will seek to develop wide support of the resolution "among other parts of the 


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members of the House of Deputies. 

If the General Convention votes to 
seat women as deputies, it will mark the 
end of 99 years of the separation of 
men and women at official meetings of 
the General Convention. The expected 
action will also require decisions by the 
women's Triennial Meeting on the fu- 
ture of separate meetings held ex- 
clusively for women. An exception was 
made in 1967 when two men were 
seated as delegates at the women's 
meeting, and one man has been elected 
a delegate in 1970. 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Three col- 
leges in the South associated with the 
Episcopal Church and dating back to 
late in the 19 th Century will share in 
one of the important budget proposals 
to come before the 63 rd General Con- 
vention meeting at Houston, Texas. 
They are: St. Augustine's College, Ra- 
leigh, N. C; St. Paul's College, Law- 
renceville, Va., and Voorhees College, 
Denmark, S. C. 

Predominantly Negro in faculties 
and student bodies, the three colleges, 

Another first, according to Miss 
Young, is the fact that this also will be 
the first General Convention of the 
Episcopal Church, which has included 
women in its planning, closely linking 
the women's sessions with those of the 
House of Bishops and the House of 

Mrs. A. Travers Ewell, of South 
Miami, Fla., presiding officer of the 
Triennial Meeting, has served during 
the past year as co-chairman of the 
Agenda Committee for the General 
Convention. If the proposed agenda is 

under the budget proposal, would re- 
ceive $800,000 for further develop- 
ment. The funds would be used to up- 
grade faculty, to provide scholarships 
for students and to finance new ap- 
proaches to higher education for black 

An additional $200,000 for the same 
purposes will be proposed to the Con- 
vention for approval, to be included in 
"Opportunities for Beyond-Quota Sup- 
port," over and above the base budget 
requirements for 1971. 

adopted, women of the Triennial Meet- 
ing also will participate in General 
Assemblies of the General Convention 
and take part in work sessions, which 
are to be held during the first week. 

An important piece of business to be 
settled by the women delegates will be 
on proposed allocations of United 
Thank Offering grants totalling some 
one million for 1970 to further the 
mission of the Church in projects at 
home and overseas. 

Funds from these grants come from 
the United Thank Offering which is 
received every year in the parishes of 
the Church. For the first time, Miss 
Young said, allocations have been 
made on a one-year rather than on a 
three-year basis as in the past trien- 
nium, a change which provides flexi- 
bility in the U.T.O. program's ability to 
respond to immediate needs. 


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The Budget is always a large item on 
the agenda of the Convention. It is 
rather necessary if we are to carry out 
the plans and programs for the Church 
militant. (That, in the historical and 
theological sense, means all of us.) 
This Convention will be presented two 
budgets. The first is known as the 
Strategic Budget. It has been drawn up 
by many, many people throughout the 
Church as they tried to sense the needs 
and goals for the next triennium. The 
other Budget is named the Beyond- 
Quota Budget and offers what some old 
fashioned folks would call Second- 
Mile-Giving. It cites opportunities 
not entirely covered by the first budget 
for work in the college and university 
communities, in innovative youth min- 
istries; in enlarging the General Con- 
vention Special Program; in overseas 
work, and in certain domestic jurisdic- 
tions. Many congregations will want to 
be involved in these projects. 

The Strategic Budget upon which the 
Diocesan Quotas are based amounts to 
$13 million for 1971. About one mil- 
lion dollars come from trusts and other 
sources so the quotas would actually 
be for $12 million. This is about one 
million dollars more than the accepted 
quotas for 1970. Two items in that 
budget should be mentioned here. First, 
the sometimes controversial General 
Convention Special Program which is 
the agency that funds many programs 
among the poor and striving people of 
our country. In 1970, $832,000 was 

ST. AUG. IN HOUSTON BUDGET— Shown above is a science lab experiment 
at St. Augustine's College, Raleigh. St. Augustine's, founded in 1867, is now 
completing a major building program which will provide New Student Union 
Building, a four-story air conditioned classroom building, a new dormitory and 
a 31-bed infirmary. 

Would Share $800,000 Allocation: 

St. Augustine's Subject Of 
General Convention Proposal 

October 1970 


given from Quota Funds to that pro- 
gram. Other funds, almost one million 
dollars, came from the Churchwomen. 
In the proposed budget $ 1 V2 million is 
asked for the continuation of the 
GCSP. There have been many success- 
ful projects launched by this Fund. 
There have been a number of failures. 
We have heard more about the latter 
than the former. 

Another item of great interest to us 
in North Carolina is the effort to ex- 
pand and redirect support for the "pre- 
dominately Negro" colleges — St. 
Augustine's in Raleigh, Voorhees in 
South Carolina, and St. Paul's in Vir- 
ginia. These three colleges received in 
1970 $485,000. The new budget calls 
for an increase to total $807,477. Your 
delegates may be expected to work dili- 
gently to make this a chief focus of the 

One more concern as reflected in 
this budget is the work of the Church 
overseas and in the domestic mission- 
ary dioceses. In 1970 more than $6 
million was appropriated for this work. 
In the new budget it is listed at $5Vi 
million. The rationale behind this re- 
duction is that we have come to the 
time when we must demand greater 
self-support of the missionary dioceses 
in order for the people in those dioceses 
to develop their own strengths in a 
variety of ways. This will be along 
debate in Houston. 

The Consultation on Church Union 
will again be before the Convention. 
The proposal is to encourage the 
Church to study a Plan for Church 
Union as proposed by the COCU Com- 
mission. One of the chief objections we 
have heard to this idea is that the local 
congregations of the Church, by and 

large, have not studied anything about 
COCU although it has been under con- 
sideration for almost a decade. The 
Diocese of North Carolina has done 
better than most Dioceses in this in- 

A good deal of discussion will come 
when the Joint Commission on De- 
ployment of the Clergy makes its re- 
port. The Commission has been work- 
ing for three years to aid the Church at 
large and the clergy in particular with 
the whole problem of clergy place- 
ment. They are attempting to suggest 
ways in which the right man can be 
found for the right job in the Church 
and to offer some relief both to the man 
and the congregation when just the op- 
posite has happened and an unhappy 
situation results. Along with this will 
come the Report of the Board for 
Theological Education. This Board has 
been faced with the fact that we have 
too many seminaries, most overstaffed, 
serving fewer candidates for the minis- 
try in a very costly manner. Some semi- 
naries should be closed; some merged 
with others of our own denomination 
or in ecumenical settings. But no one 
wants to give up his old seminary al- 

A canonical change would provide 
for women as well as men to be cer- 
tified as Postulants for Holy Orders 
(Women's Liberation is on the rise!). 
The whole matter of the non-stipendi- 
ary clergy will undoubtedly be dis- 
cussed. There is an increasing number 
of ordained men who, while serving 
parishes, missions, and chaplaincies are 
also serving full time at secular occupa- 
tions in industry, teaching, college ad- 
ministration, and other vocations. They 
are a rather new breed for the Church 

and bring some new problems that 
must be settled. 

Some people have asked what is hap- 
pening to Liturgical Reform and will 
that be on the Houston agenda? It is 
our understanding that proposals will 
come to the Houston conclave asking 
that the Church have another look at a 
Trial Liturgy, now revised, after sug- 
gestions were received from throughout 
the Church on the first attempt. This 
New Trial Liturgy will be in Prayer 
Book language and will be much like 
our traditional service with some rear- 
rangement that seems to us to be satis- 
factory. A second proposal is a liturgy 
to be used on special occasions such as 
ecumenical gatherings, university and 
college gatherings, family picnics, and 
almost anywhere else where the Service 
might be appropriate. 

Your deputies are keenly aware of 
the mandate of our Diocesan Conven- 
tion and the accompanying resolutions 
that the Deputies from North Carolina 
work to change the relationship be- 
tween the National Church and its 
Executive Council and the Diocese. 
This calls for greater involvement of 
the Bishop and the proper Diocesan 
Committees concerning any and all 
grants and programs initiated by the 
National Church. 

The deputies from your Diocese are : 
Mr. Don P. Blanton, Mr. Henry C. 
Bourne, Mr. James B. Craighill, The 
Rev. John A. Gray, The Rev. Carl F. 
Herman, Mr. Henry W. Lewis, The 
Rev. L. Bartine Sherman, The Rev. 
Thomas J. C. Smyth, D.D. 

We solicit your prayers as we pre- 
pare for Houston and while we are in 
Convention assembled. We shall re- 
port to you on our return. 

$13 Million Budget Asked For 71 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Episco- 
palian delegates attending the 63rd 
triennial General Convention of their 
Church at Houston, Tex., October 11- 
22, will act on program and budget 
proposals which, if approved, will pro- 
vide for some important changes in the 
traditional ways in which church pro- 
grams are financed. 

The Executive Council of the 
Church has prepared a program and 
budget report which proposes the ex- 
penditure of $13 million for 1971, a 
figure about the same as the budget for 
1970, which will be acted upon by the 

Church's bicameral legislature com- 
posed of the House of Bishops and the 
House of Deputies. 

The funds would be provided 
through apportionments on each of the 
dioceses and missionary districts of the 
Church, as has been done in the past, a 
method which is intended to raise $12 
million. An additional $ 1 million would 
come from investment and trust fund 

An important new factor in the pro- 
gram and budget of the Episcopal 
Church will be a proposal for addi- 
tional support of national church pro- 

grams through "second mile" giving, 
above and beyond assigned apportion- 

The plan, in effect, sets up two ways 
in which the work of the national 
Church is supported by dioceses and 

One would be through the appor- 
tionment system in which each diocese 
and missionary district would carry its 
share of the cost of a basic national 

The other would be a voluntary sys- 
tem through which dioceses, congrega- 
tions and individuals could make ad- 


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ditional contributions, either to the 
general church program or to selected 
portions of it. 

The Executive Council report will 
emphasize that "a Diocese should not 
plan to move into the beyond-quota 
area unti 1 it has been able to pledge its 
own full quota." 

The program and budget report will 
contain a special section suggesting 
"Opportunities for Beyond-Quota Sup- 
port" which come to more than $9 
million. These for the most part parel- 
lel base budget proposals and provide 
an opportunity for strengthening them 
through additional funding. 

"The adoption of an open-ended 
Program and Budget," the report says, 
"opens the way to a new form of volun- 
tary support of the national mission of 
the Church. What the beyond-quota 
system offers is the opportunity for 
responsible, informed partnership, on a 
selective basis, in a single national pro- 
gram. Thus the Church can now move 
beyond the age of special gifts — so 
often thought of as paternalism or 
favoritism or simple good luck — into 
mature participation in a disciplined 
process, one which lays great emphasis 
on responsible understanding and com- 
mitment, and offers great hope of truer 

The program and budget report, al- 
though planning in specific financial 
terms for the immediate year, also pro- 
jects goals and objectives for the 
Church six years ahead, the first time 
such an attempt has been made by the 
Episcopal Church. 

The goals and objectives are the re- 
sult of two years of work by the Execu- 
tive Council's long-range planning 
committee, which has had the assis- 
tance of council staff members and 
representatives from throughout the 
Church who have served on special 
planning committees. 

The planning process also has in- 
cluded the submission of reports at 
three stages of the planning for criti- 

cisms and contributions from the 
Church at large. 

At the $13 million level the national 
Episcopal Church program budget 
would, for example, include the follow- 
ing: (Figures shown, do not include 
fixed costs for operating the Episcopal 
Church Center and some salary costs 
which together are in excess of $3 mil- 
lion) . 

OVERSEAS WORK: Reduced as- 
sistance for jurisdictions overseas in the 
development of authentic indigenous 
ministry, liturgy and polity in mission; 
assistance in supporting and developing 
inter-Anglican, ecumenical, interfaith 
and international styles of cooperation 
in overseas programs. ($4,900,000) 

VELOPMENT: Continuation of work 
and grants for the support of planning 
programs in Latin America and 
the Philippines; experimental use of 
Church-held trust funds for social pur- 
poses. ($252,000) 

tion of regional social action pro- 
grams (Appalachia South, Baltimore 
Street Ministry, etc.) and a small 
amount of new funding for similar proj- 
ects in community development; pro- 
vision of consultative services to 
Church-related agencies. ($153,000) 

EDUCATION: Increased assistance to 
three black colleges in the South; sup- 
port of new ministries with youth col- 
lege work, such as in Haight-Ashbury 
drug rehabilitation; support on a de- 
creasing basis of college chaplaincies. 

Support of programs for clergy and lay 
training and development; cooperation 
with other agencies in programs for 
enlistment, training and support of 
Church professionals; on-the-job train- 
ing for pre-professionals, seminarians, 
new ordinands and clergy supervisors. 


sultative services in Christian educa- 
tion; operation of a Program Resource 
Center, providing audio-visuals, books 
and training designs; development of 
resources on racism, world affairs, 
parish renewal, moral and ethical 
values, liturgy and theology; pub- 
lication of educational materials. ($9,- 

CERS: Travel and program support 
for Diocesan Service Officers to main- 
tain liaison between Executive Council 
and the Church's dioceses and to pro- 
vide a link for provision of special 
needed services to the dioceses. ($28,- 

CIAL PROGRAM: Slightly reduced 
grant capacity of $1,200,000 (as 
against $1,500,000 in 1970) will pro- 
vide continuation of grants to com- 
munity organizations for empowerment 
of minorities; provides necessary ad- 
ministration, staff travel, field evalua- 
tions and dissemination of interpretive 
material. ($1,500,000) 

ESKIMO PEOPLE: Provides for con- 
tinuation of work of National Commit- 
tee on Indian Work, including admin- 
istration of Community Development 
Fund, liaison with dioceses and grants 
to Indian and Eskimo community or- 
ganizations. ($184,000) 

COMMUNICATION: Will finance 
communication program on the general 
church program, including press ser- 
vice, radio and television production, 
publication services and development 
of audio-visual resources. ($492,000). 

Additional financial needs, including 
funding for The Episcopalian maga- 
zine, the Consultation on Church 
Union, Prayer Book revision and the 
support of general convention boards 
and commissions and totalling nearly 
$700,000 will also have to be acted 
upon by the convention at Houston. 
These were not included in the Execu- 
tive Council budget. 

New Plan Offers 80 Long-Term Goals 

NEW YORK (DPS) — For the 
first time in history the General Con- 
vention of the Episcopal Church meet- 
ing in Houston, Tex., October 11-22 
will receive a proposed program for 
the Church which projects its goals and 
objectives for a period of as long as six 
years into the future. 

The program is the result of a new 
long-range planning procedure, ini- 
tiated in 1968 by the Executive Coun- 
cil of the Church, which seeks to 
identify the key issues facing the 
Church and the world and to establish 
priority goals and objectives for the 
Church's program. 

The work has been under the direc- 
tion of the Long Range Planning Com- 
mittee of the Executive Council, chair- 
manned by the Rev. Lloyd Gressle, 
bishop-elect of the Diocese of Bethle- 
hem, and has included wide consulta- 
tion throughout the Church in reaching 
its decisions. Groups consulted have 

October 1970 


CONVENTION LICENSE PLATE— The Very Rev. Robert T. Gibson is dean 
of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Tex., which will be the scene of the 
63rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church October 11 to 22. He is also 
general chairman of local arrangements, a job which nowadays takes up about 
80 percent of his time. Like a true Texan Dean Gibson "thinks big," and he does 
a big job of publicity with his personalized auto license plate which tells the con- 
vention story with a brief, punchy message. 

included diocesan and parish organi- 
zations as well as persons and groups 
with no official connection with the 
Episcopal Church. 

The result of the long-range plan- 
ning process has been the establishment 
of nine goals and some 80 objectives 
(sub-goals) which will be presented to 
the Convention for approval and 
which will be used in determining 
budget requirements for 1971 and the 
years following. 

The budget for next year is expected 
to be in excess of $ 1 3 million. 

The nine goals are as follows: 


This goal covers national budget 
support of missionary jurisdictions and 
other Diocesan assistance in the U. S. 
and overseas and represents a continu- 
ing Executive Council responsibility. 
Changes in the kinds of support pro- 
vided will emphasize local autonomy 
and financial responsibility for estab- 
lished work, and increased support of 
new mission efforts both at home and 


This goal seeks to strengthen and 
expand the Church's program in edu- 
cation for all ages through continua- 
tion of present programs and initiation 
of new programs. Emphasis will be 
placed on experimentation, coopera- 
tion with other Churches, development 
of lay leadership, lay theological edu- 
cation and the establishment of training 


This goal has to do with professional 
training, counselling, and placement 
through a variety of services. Some of 
these are already in existence and will 
be expanded; others will be developed, 
making use of experimental programs 
in ministry; also in training centers and 
new counselling and deployment pro- 
cedures for the clergy and other Church 
professionals. By 1973 these activities, 
now scattered, will be consoidated un- 
der a single administration. 


This goal seeks to expand the 
Church's ministry and youth of all 
ages, nationally and internationally, 
and especially among college-age youth 
in their involvement in contemporary 
social issues; to relate the Church more 
directly with the issues identified by 

youth as critical; to 'assist young people 
to become active in the political process 
as it concerns the Church and its role in 
society; to fund innovative programs 
and youth ministries. 


Programs under this goal will assist 
the poor and minorities to gain political 
and economic influence. It includes a 
potential for expansion of the General 
Convention Special Program estab- 
lished by the 1967 Convention (partly 
funded by a UTO grant) and will in- 
clude a renewed emphasis on Indian/ 
Eskimo programs. 


The goal will bring the Church more 
deeply into the social concerns of our 
day, with stress on reform of institu- 
tions and programs having to do with 
the welfare of all people (health, edu- 
cation, housing, family planning, food 

production, population control). The 
program would reach into all sectors of 
social action, including the Church at 
all levels, governmental agencies, spe- 
cial groups and individuals, in develop- 
ing new forms of ministry and bringing 
about badly-needed reforms. 


This goal is directed toward the 
achievement of a world of jus- 
tice, peace and cooperation. Experi- 
mental programs among church groups 
will seek to develop common ministries 
with groups supporting the concepts of 
justice, peace and non-violence. The 
goal includes study and action on in- 
ternational issues and cooperation, as 
well as participation in research studies 
on national security and military policy. 


This goal seeks to provide suppor- 


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tive ministries for groups and indi- 
viduals who become victims of the con- 
flict arising out of pressures for social 
change. It includes protection of civil 
liberties, the development of better 
ministries to the armed forces and to 
conscientious objectors. This goal also 
includes aid to refugees and coopera- 
tion in world relief programs. 

This goal aims at a much closer re- 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Some of 
the busiest people at the 63rd General 
Convention of the Episcopal Church 
may turn out to be the bishops, priests 
and laymen who have been recom- 
mended to serve as work committee 

The Agenda Committee making 
plans for the Convention to be held in 
Houston, Tex., October 11 to 22, will 
propose a schedule for the first week 
which calls for legislative sessions in 
the morning and an assembly on con- 
vention issues each afternoon. 

The assembly would be followed by 
work group sessions from 4 to 5:30 
p.m., in which bishops, deputies, dele- 
gates to the Women's Triennial Meet- 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Resolutions 
from the Episcopal Church's Joint 
Commission on Ecumenical Relations 
to the Church's coming 63rd General 
Convention reveal wide Episcopal 
Church involvement in the ecumenical 

The convention is to be held Oc- 
tober 11 to 22 at Houston, Tex., when 
the House of Bishops and the House 
of Deputies are expected to make key 
decisions affecting the Episcopal 
Church's relationships with the Con- 
sultation on Church Union, the Ro- 
man Catholic Church, the Orthodox 
communions, and others. 

Two milestones in the ecumenical 
movement, both achieved in 1970, will 
call for action by the Episcopalians. 

One is the publication of "A Plan 

lationship between the Executive 
Council and the jurisdictions of the 
Church through improved communica- 
tions and consulting services. Emphasis 
will be on frequent reporting, close 
collaboration on planning, stewardship 
development; improved grant proce- 
dures, and better financial management. 
Objectives under this goal also provide 
for support of the ecumenical agencies 
with which this Church is allied, and 
for the maintenance of the Church 
Center and necessary support services. 

ing and additional representatives 
would participate. 

Seventy work groups are planned 
with a chairman for each. 

Evening sessions during the first 
week, with the exception of Thursday, 
October 15, would be given over to 
open hearings by committees and other 
committee meetings. 

Thursday evening has been set aside 
for the Presiding Bishop's Evening at 
the Symphony, one of the convention's 
principal social events. 

A training session for work com- 
mittee chairmen will be held all day 
Saturday, October 10, under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Thomas Bennett. 

of Union for the Church of Christ 
Uniting" by nine denominations par- 
ticipating in C.O.C.U. 

The C.O.C.U. plan envisages a form 
of unification for nine major Ameri- 
can non-Roman Catholic churches, in- 
cluding Episcopalians, Methodists and 

The other is the recent Anglican- 
Roman Catholic statement asserting 
that the ultimate goal of conversations 
between Episcopalians and Roman 
Catholics which have been going on 
for the past six years will be "full 
communion and organic unity." 

Study and criticism of "A Plan of 
Union" will be urged in a resolution 
to be presented to the Convention by 
the Joint Commission on Ecumenical 
Relations. The convention also will be 

NCs Walker Taylor 
Leaves National Post 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Walker 
Taylor, director of service to dioceses 
for the Executive Council of the Epis- 
copal Church, has announced his 
resignation and returned to Wilming- 
ton, N. C, to resume a business career 
from which he had taken a two-year 
leave of absence. 

Prior to serving on the national staff 
of the Episcopal Church, Taylor had 
been elected to the Executive Council 
by the 62nd General Convention in 
1967, a position he resigned in 1968 in 
order to serve in an executive capacity 
on the Council staff. 

He will serve as a Deputy at the 
1970 General Convention at Houston, 
Tex., October 11-22, representing his 
home Diocese of East Carolina. He has 
also served as a deputy at Conventions 
in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1969. 

During the 1964-67 triennium Tay- 
lor served as executive officer of the 
General Convention's Mutual Respon- 
sibility Commission. 

He is a senior partner in his family's 
insurance brokerage business and is a 
member of the board of managers of 
the Wachovia Bank and Trust Com- 
pany of Wilmington. 

He was educated at Davidson Col- 
lege and the U. S. Merchant Marine 
Academy and served as a ship's officer 
in World War II and with the U. S. 
Navy in the Korean War. 

asked to authorize continued participa- 
tion by the Joint Commission in the 
development of a C.O.C.U. plan of 
union, which is expected to be revised 
in 1972 following a two-year study of 
the "Plan of Union" by the partici- 
pating Churches. 

Local ecumincal small groups, using 
cooperatively-produced materials, are 
being proposed for all of the partici- 
pating Churches in which American 
Baptists and Roman Catholics will also 
be invited to participate. In addition 
to the C.O.C.U. materials, there will 
also be study papers used, published by 
the Roman Catholic ecumenical office. 

The Anglican-Roman Catholic state- 
ment called for "spiritual ecumenism" 
and proposed joint clergy conferences, 
the sharing of theological education, 
cooperation between the two commu- 
nions in national and Diocesan pro- 
grams and joint retreats and confer- 

70 Work Groups To Be Spark 
In Convention s Machinery 

Ecumenical Matters Due For 
Close Scrutiny At Houston 

October 1970 


Diocese Distributes 'Crisis' Resolution: 

'Full Information' Policy Followed 

Too late for publication in the June 
issue of The Churchman was the text 
of the controversial "Crisis In Ameri- 
can Life" resolution approved by the 
Executive Council of the Episcopal 

Voicing support of student strike ac- 
tivities on American campuses and im- 
mediate withdrawal of all troops from 
Southeast Asia, the resolution text was 
distributed from Diocesan House at 
Raleigh to clergy and senior wardens 
of the Diocese. The mailing included 
a covering letter from Bishop Fraser. 

Since the diocesan convention early 
this year at Salisbury the staff at Ra- 
leigh has consistently followed a policy 
of sending to clergy and senior wardens 
information on potentially controversial 
matters. A number of such mailings 
have included details on GCSP General 
Convention Special Program matters 
involving the Diocese of North Caro- 

Reprints of an article from the July 
issue of The Episcopalian dealing with 
the GCSP grant to Malcolm X Uni- 
versity at Durham were offered in 
quantity to parishes during the sum- 
mer. (Single copies are still available 
in limited supply on request to the 
Director of Program, Diocese of North 
Carolina, P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N.C. 27609.) 

"It is imperative for members of the 
diocesan family to be as completely 
informed as possible on national church 
affairs," Bishop Fraser said in explain- 
ing the "full information" policy in- 
volving clergy and senior wardens. 
"Since decisions at the national level 
increasingly affect the individual par- 
ishioner then keeping the individual 
parishioner fully informed is more vital 
than ever." 

Following is the full text of the 
"Crisis In American Life" Resolution: 

"There is a deep crisis in our nation. 
Public confidence in our foreign policy 
is faltering, as indicated by the ris- 
ing dissent concerning military in- 
volvement in Southeast Asia. There is 
continuing oppression of black and 
brown people in America and a grow- 
ing skepticism in a significant seg- 
ment of youths and adults who are 
losing faith in the present use of estab- 
lished political processes in dealing 
with national issues. 

"In recognition of this crisis and as 
an approach to dealing effectively with 
the issues — 

"Be it resolved, That, we, the mem- 
bers of the Executive Council : 

"1. Endorse the Presiding Bishop's 
address to the Council May 19, 1970 
concerning the crisis in American life, 
and 'A Message to the Churches' 
signed by him and other religious lead- 
ers, and recommend wide distribution 
of these documents to the entire 

"2. Call for the total withdrawal of 
all American forces from Southeast 
Asia now, and an end to the war. 

"3. Approve Congressional efforts 
to assure this immediate withdrawal by 
asserting its constitutional responsi- 
bilities regarding appropriation of 
funds and the commitment of Ameri- 
can Military Forces to combat. 

"4. Call for a reallocation of the re- 
sources of this country from military 
involvement abroad to domestic pro- 
grams such as a full employment pro- 
gram, an adequate Family Assistance 
Program, increased production of 
housing for low-income and moderate- 
income households and extension of 
anti-pollution programs. 

"5. Urge the President of the United 
States and the Congress to take every 
initiative for world peace, especially 
between the super-powers, by offering 

to reduce our ballistic systems in the 
Strategic Arms Limitations Talks and 
to take such other actions as are ap- 
propriate to this end. 

"6. Support the national student 
strike against oppressive and unjust ac- 
tions by the government, such as 
harassment of the Black Panther mem- 
bers, the killing of students on cam- 
puses by the National Guard and po- 
lice forces, and the use of American 
resources for the destruction of human 

"7. Support efforts of students and 
other young people to renew the demo- 
cratic process of this society by par- 
ticipating in the governance of all in- 
stitutions of this country. 

"8. Recommend a special voluntary 
offering to be taken throughout the 
entire Church on the 3rd Sunday of 
September 1970 for the support of stu- 
dent strike activities, including their 
political educational campaigns, and 
that said offering be administered by 
appropriate staff of the Council. (Edi- 
tor's Note : This action has since been 
rescinded because of a legality ques- 

"9. Support the current Georgia 
March led by the Southern Christian 
Leadership Conference and urge Epis- 
copalians to participate. 

"10. Request the President of this 
Council to direct its staff to develop 
programs to implement this Resolution 
and to act as resource persons to the 
various Dioceses of this Church as they 
in turn develop their own responses to 
this crisis. 

"11. Commend these concerns for 
the prayers of the Church. 

"12. Support the call to the Emer- 
gency Religious Convocation on the 
War in Southeast Asia, May 26-27, 
1970," the resolution concluded. 

Malcolm X Said Moving To Greensboro 

Malcolm X Liberation University tember memo to clergy and senior war- that the center, a pre-school nursery 

. . . focal point of considerable con- dens said the Betty Shabazz Early Edu- and kindergarten, was formerly oper- 

troversy in the Diocese ... is moving cation Center (named after the widow ated in Durham in conjunction with 

from Durham to Greensboro. of Malcolm X) is also in the process Malcolm X Liberation University. 

Bishop Thomas A. Fraser in a Sep- of moving to Greensboro. He explained Presumably no new General Con- 


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ORDINATION GROUP — Five men were ordained to the holy orders of the Episcopal Church during June at St. Francis' 
Church in Greensboro. Ordained as priests were: The Rev. Edward Martin Covert, assistant to the rector at the Church of 
the Holy Comforter at Burlington; and the Rev. John Pickett Miles, Jr., assistant to the rector at Calvary Church at Tar- 
boro. Ordained as deacons were: Thorn Williamson Blair, Jr., a graduate student at Duke University's Divinity School at 
Durham; John Adkins Moulton, II, a graduate student at Cuddesdon Theological Seminary at Oxford, England; and Ra- 
leigh Daniel Hairs ton, assistant professor at Livingston College at Salisbury. From left are Mr. Blair, Mr. Hairston, Mr. 
Miles, Bishop Fraser, the Rev. Harold W. Payne, Bishop Moore, Mr. Covert and Mr. Moulton. 

vention Special Program funds have 
been received by the Malcolm X school 
since the September, 1969 grant from 
the National Episcopal Church. 

"It does not as yet, I am told, have 
a location in Greensboro," Bishop 
Fraser's memo said regarding the cen- 
ter, "but it has sent in an application 
to GCSP, and GCSP has sent a field 
worker to North Carolina to appraise 
the project." 

Apparently the Student Organization 
For Black Unity (SOBU) is likewise 
planning to move from Milwaukee to 
Greensboro. This agency has received 
substantial funding from GCSP. 

In his memo to clergy and senior 
wardens Bishop Fraser said: 

"Student Organization for Black Uni- 
ty (SOBU) is a national organization 
which made an application for GCSP 
funds through the Diocese of Milwau- 
kee. In a letter from the Diocese of 
Milwaukee endorsing the grant, refer- 
ence was made to the Diocese of North 
Carolina. It stated, 'Please note that 
inherent in this acceptance is one dio- 
cese's attempt to help another in 
these times for re-ordering priorities 

October 1970 

and adjusting to subsequent but needed 
changes and redirections. . . . Also, 
there has been conversation and a sub- 
sequent understanding on this relation- 
ship between Urban Directors of the 
two dioceses.' (The Bishop of North 
Carolina has no knowledge of any such 

RALEIGH — The charter of Saint 
Augustine's College was changed re- 
cently as voted by its Board of Trus- 
tees. Two significant changes were 
made which are believed in the long 
run will make the program of the Col- 
lege a more viable one. 

The first change eliminated the re- 
quirement that the chairman of the 
College's Board of Trustees be the 
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of 
North Carolina. This change was made 
at the insistence of the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Fraser who by virtue of his 
ecclesiastical office, served as chairman 

conversation or understanding. The 
Rev. E. Nathaniel Porter, our diocesan 
director of Racial and Urban Affairs, 
assures me 'that there has been no of- 
ficial or unofficial sanctioning of SOBU 
coming into the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina')," the Bishop's memo said. 

of the Board of Trustees. It was Bishop 
Fraser's feeling that the interests and 
mission of the College could best be 
served by making it possible for any 
member of the Board, Black or white, 
lay or clergy — to serve as its chair- 

"One of my great interests and con- 
cerns as Bishop of North Carolina," 
said Fraser, "is Saint Augustine's and 
the mission it has to the South and to 
the whole Nation. It is my opinion that 
it would benefit the College and this 
mission if the Board immediately made 
a change in its charter so that someone 


Board Of Trustees Structure 
Is Altered By St. Augustine s 

In Alexandria Exercises: 

Seminary Gives Highest Honor 
To President Of St. Mary's 

other that the Bishop of North Carolina 
could be chairman." 

In responding to an inquiry on the 
Board's action, President Prezell R. 
Robinson expressed the view that the 
Board had considered the wisdom of 
Bishop Fraser's suggestion and con- 
cluded that it was both timely and wise. 

In authorizing the charter change, 
the Board reaffirmed its confidence 
and support of Bishop Fraser's leader- 
ship by asking him to continue to serve 
as chairman of the Board of Trustees. 
The Bishop expressed his willingness 
to serve subject to his election on an 
annual basis. 

In addition to a change in require- 
ments for the chairmanship of the 
Board, the Board authorized changes in 
the charter to provide for membership 
on the Board of a student elected by the 
student body of the College. This ac- 
tion follows that of a number of col- 
leges in this country that have in recent 
years granted student representation 
on boards of governance. 

In other actions, the Board reaf- 
firmed its support to the college as it 
made plans for initiating an appeal for 
capital funds with which to implement 
the College's long-range development 

Present plans call for major renova- 
tion and restoration of its present fa- 
cilities, construction of classroom and 
living facilities, addition of a na- 
tatorium or indoor swimming pool 
along with development of a communi- 
ty park to be shared with the Raleigh 
community, and strengthening and en- 
richment of its academic offerings. 

A special committee was named to 
work closely with the church, its of- 
ficers, and delegates to the General 
Convention. The committee will seek 
ways in which the College can better 
serve the church and ways by which the 
College may hope to expect increased 
financial support from the church. 

McKewin Elected To 
Association Office 

Robert W. McKewin, administrator of 
the Penick Home at Southern Pines, 
has been elected a vice president of the 
North Carolina Non-Profit Homes as- 
sociation. Membership of this organi- 
zation is made up of administrators, 
supervisory staff, and board members 
of homes for the aging in North Caro- 
lina — most of them operated by 
churches or local government units. 

The Rev. Frank Warren Pisani, 
president of St. Mary's Junior College 
in Raleigh, returned to his alma mater 
in late May to accept its highest honor. 
The Protestant Episcopal Theological 
Seminary in Virginia honored the 49- 
year-old educator, author and minister 

by awarding him the degree Doctor of 

The honorary doctorate was awarded 
to Pisani at the one hundred forty- 
seventh commencement of the Semi- 
nary, located in Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia. The degree was in recognition of 
his six years of service to the Semi- 
nary, as well as his position as presi- 
dent of the only junior college in the 
United States with official Episcopal 

Christ Episcopal Church at Char- 
lotte has created a professional staff 
position to be manned by a lay person. 

The Rev. Harcourt E. Waller, Jr., 
rector, announced that C. Scott Jarrett 
joined the staff of Christ Church as 
parish assistant on August 1. 

This represents a significant depar- 
ture from the usual practice of churches 
to hire only clergy to fill such positions. 

In order to fill the newly created 
position, Jarrett is leaving his post as 
director of information at Central Pied- 
mont Community College. 

"We are delighted that Mr. Jarrett 

Church connection. Dr. Pisani was in- 
augurated November 14 as the third 
president of the 128-year-old school 
for girls. 

Prior to his election as president of 
St. Mary's, he had served the Semi- 
nary first as assistant dean directing 
the development program, and then in 
1965 as associate dean administering 
the theological education and clergy 
placement programs. He joined the 
seminary faculty following eight years 
as rector of the Church of the Holy 
Comforter in Tallahasee, Florida. 

Born in San Francisco, Dr. Pisani 
studied at the University of California 
at Berkeley, where he received the A.B. 
degree in political science in 1942. 
During World War II he served in the 
Army as a first lieutenant. Following 
graduate work in religion at the Uni- 
versity of Florida, he received the B.D. 
degree from the Virginia Theological 
Seminary in 1955. 

After awarding 184 diplomas to the 
1970 graduates of St. Mary's, Presi- 
dent Pisani received the highest honor 
his own alma mater could bestow. "I'll 
just have to make more room on my 
office wall," he observed. 

is joining our staff," Mr. Waller said. 
"He has been an active member of our 
congregation for the past several years, 
and can be of tremendous help in his 
professional capacity." 

Mr. Waller said the parish assistant 
will deal with both internal and exter- 
nal communications for the 1,900- 
member congregation. 

"It is a rare opportunity for a lay- 
man," Jarrett said in accepting the po- 
sition. "I feel privileged to be able to 
use whatever ability I have in the in- 
terests of both Christ Church and the 
Charlotte community." 

Departure From Usual Practice: 

Christ Church At Charlotte 
Fills Staff Post With Layman 


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Diocese Announces 3 Urban Crisis Gifts 

Diocesan Urban Crisis Committee 

The Rev. E. N. Porter, director of 
Racial and Urban Affairs for the Epis- 
copal Diocese of N. C, announces that 
grants of $500 each have been awarded 
to three agencies in North Carolina 
from funds made available by the last 
Diocesan Convention. In Raleigh 
grants have been given to the New 
Bern Avenue Day Care Center and the 
Young Adult Action Group, Inc. The 
third agent was to a Warrenton proj- 
ect. These grants come with no strings 
attached and will be used by the organi- 
zations for a variety of programs. 

The New Bern Avenue Day Care 
Center opened in November, 1968, 
with Mrs. Mary Sharpe as director 
made possible by Christ Episcopal 
Church's donation of $5,000 as a year's 
salary. Christ Church made the request 
for this grant. This organization pro- 
vides care for children whose mothers 
would otherwise be unable to work at 
a cost they can afford. The parents 
have worked on various projects to 
improve the facilities and to make 
money to contribute to the operating 
funds. The center also provides an at- 
mosphere which will culturally enrich 
the children and provide a good back- 
ground for school. Christ Episcopal 
Church and Good Shepherd Episcopal 
Church have designated special offer- 
ings and , members of both parishes 
have served on the board of directors 

P. 0. Box 54, Valle Crucis, N. C. 28691 
Restful atmosphere in the Appalachian 
Mountains. Close to but off the beaten 
track. Wholesome meals, comfortable beds. 
Year 'round recreational activities. Fam- 
ilies welcome. Rates for Clergy. Brochure 
on request. 


Large variety of sizes and prices of spires 
and crosses. Easily Installed. Light Weight. 

free. Also, gas and electric 
iters and fiberglass baptistries. 



Leaded Glass — Steel Frames 
Church Furniture & Carpeting 
Box 35 Harmony, N. C. 
Phone 546-2687 

. . . Launched By Christ Church 

. . . Works Principally With Ex Cons 

. . . Duke Student Weighs In Youngster 

and have given time and money to the 
support of this worthwhile day care 

The Young Adult Action Group, 
Inc. (YAAG) is made up primarily 
of students from Shaw University and 
St. Augustine's and is geared to a pro- 
gram of training young adults for com- 

munity involvement in constructive 
ways: "Big brother" to potential drop- 
outs, work with unwed mothers, a rec- 
reation program, and an education pro- 
gram for illiterates. One of the most 
unusual parts of its work, YAAG has 
helped arrange early paroles for prison 
inmates and helped them to reenter 

October 1970 


The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Drug Alert — A telephone guidance 
and counseling service for persons con- 
cerned about drugs was begun this 
summer by the Episcopal clergy of 
Charlotte. Called "Drug Alert," the 
telephone answering service is manned 
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. each eve- 
ning by the clergy and especially 
trained lay people. Quoting the Rev. 
David Woodruff, rector of St. An- 
drew's, Charlotte, on its purpose, he 
said: "The attempt is not to deal so 
much with the drug abuser, while he is 
high or on a trip — but to try to reach 
the abuser who has come to realize that 
this is no way to deal with reality . . . 
and so has decided to attempt to 
change." Also, "Drug Alert" hopes to 
reach parents and others who are con- 

school or find a job. This is done on a 
youth-to-youth basis with supervision 
by the director, C. E. Dupree of Shaw. 
At the same time this grant was 
awarded the Urban Committee of 
Granville Presbyterian Church an- 
nounced the award of $500 to YAAG 
for a summer leadership retreat. The 
announcement came from Buie Sea- 
well, urban agent for the church. 

An additional grant of $500 has 
been awarded to the Economic De- 
velopment Corporation (EDC) in 
Warrenton for the Emergency Feeding 
and Medical Program. This program 
is offering poor, low income families 
— especially children — an oppor- 
tunity to interact socially with others 
of similar background and interests. 

EDC is providing nutritional meals 
and adequate medical care, with spe- 
cial emphasis on the nutritional defi- 
ciencies. All efforts are made to serve 
those children that no other agency is 
serving. An added feature to the pro- 
gram is the offering of arts and crafts 
as well as recreational activities. The 
program is directed by Mrs. Eva Clay- 
ton with the assistance this summer of 
both black and white college students 
from Duke University and the Law 
School of the University of Iowa. An 
old frame school building is being used 
for activities and the serving of meals. 

UNC CHAPLAIN— The Diocese has 
a new chaplain at the University of 
North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is 
the Rev. Lex Sterner Mathews, former 
chaplain at Florida State University at 
Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. Mathews and his 
wife, the former Judith Elaine Wright, 
live at the Towne House Apartments. 
Their children are Katherine Isabel, 17, 
and Lex, Jr., 15. 

cerned with the problem of drug abuse 
and may be directly involved with it in 
one way or another." This new ser- 
vice is an outgrowth of the year-old 
CONTACT, the telephone counseling 
service in Charlotte. Calls to this ser- 
vice concerning drugs began with four 
a month and grew to an average of 42 a 
month, with 100 in December and 89 
in May. Two-thirds of the calls from 
persons under 21 and the other from 

City Ministry — Christ The King 
Center, Charlotte, recently received 
publicity in both local papers on two 
phases of its inner-city ministry, its 
Camp-At-Home summer program and 
help to low-income house hunters. In 
the Charlotte Observer, Sam R. Cov- 

M KuSSell Church Studios 

Stained Glass Manufacturers 

P. O. Box 5237 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
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Frames - Protection Glass Repair 

ington wrote of the summer's end cele- 
bration of the third year of summer day 
camp for boys and girls from second 
to ninth grade. It began with the ser- 
vice of Holy Communion in the chapel 
of St. Michael and All Angels, which is 
a part of the center. Taking part in the 
service were the Rev. James H. B. 
Kenyon, priest-director, of the center 
and St. Michael's, the Rev. Merrill 
Miller, priest-in charge of all Saints, and 
M. Ben Ellington, senior warden of St. 
Michael's. Afterward the children per- 
formed for their parents and guests 
some skits and dances of their own crea- 
tion. These carried out the summer 
theme of the different cultures that com- 
bine to create American society. Father 
Kenyon remarked after the program 
that he felt this summer's camp was 
more successful than the last two be- 
cause the children were encouraged to- 
ward open self-expression rather than 
in emphasis on handicrafts as in the 

In the area of low-income housing, 
Rita Simpson of the Charlotte News, 
told of Mr. Kenyon's efforts in helping 
the neighborhood people explore the 
possibilities of buying their own homes. 
Asked "Why?", Mr. Kenyon said "It 
seems to me that the ministry of the 
priesthood is concerned with the whole 
man. . . . And when a man's down flat 
on his face and the problems of life 
have a foot on his neck, he can't see 
the cross of Christ until that foot is 
removed." That foot, Mr. Kenyon be- 


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lieves, is often a "rundown dilapidated 
weekly rental shack." He has offered to 
talk with people about a federal home 
loan program which enables a family 
with an income of $7,020 a year or less 
to buy a home with a down payment of 
$200. Mr. Kenyon said during an in- 
terview that some families in the 
neighborhood of his church are paying 
$13 to $25 a week for houses "so dirty 
you can't see the color of paint on the 
walls, with no central heating, poor 
plumbing. . . . It's criminal for a family 
to have to live in some of these places." 

Summer Services — St. Mary's, 
High Point, took part this sum- 

mer in Sunday evening services in a 
local stadium sponsored by 20 local 
churches. Approximately 1,000 at- 
tended the first service, where music 
was led by a choir of 95 persons from 
13 congregations. Guest speaker for 
the first service was a minister from 
Tennessee, and the Rev. William P. 
Price, rector of St. Mary's, served as 
presiding officer. 

Anniversary — And also from St. 
Mary's in High Point comes word of 
a reception at the church honoring the 
Rev. William P. Price on the thirtieth 
anniversary of his ordination, June 21, 

At Mayodan — Church of the 
Messiah, Mayodan, welcomed on 
August 1 the Rev. Terry R. Taylor as 
priest-in-charge. He comes to Mayo- 
dan from St. Alban's Mission, More- 
head, Ky. 

At Holy Trinity — The Rev. Hall 
Partrick, who has been serving as 
priest-in-charge at Christ Church, Wal- 
nut Cove, has become assistant for 
adult education at Holy Trinity, 
Greensboro. He continues as full-time 
instructor at N. C. Agricultural and 
Technical State University, Greens- 
boro. The Rev. Howard Hickey is rec- 
tor of Holy Trinity. 

New Wings Also Dedicated: 

Penick Home Observes 6th Birthday 

copal Home for the Aging, established 
here in 1964, held a dual celebration 
this summer when newly constructed 

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and guests were welcome to the Home's 
sixth annual tea. 

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E. E. Yaggy, Jr. of Chapel Hill, presi- 
dent of the Home. Participating in the 
dedication service were the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Fraser of Raleigh, bishop 
of the Diocese of 'North Caro- 
lina, which operates the Home; Dr. 
Robert S. Myers of Southern Pines, 
chairman of the building committee 
that directed expansion of the Home; 
and Mrs. J. Wilson Cunningham of 
Winston-Salem, chairman of the fur- 
nishings committee. 

The architect for recent building ac- 
tivities was Hayes Howell and Associ- 
ates of Southern Pines. The general 
contractor was DWC, Inc., of Fayette- 
ville. The additions recently completed 
cost $455,000, including changes in the 
kitchen and dining area of the original 
building. The first portion of the Home 
was built in 1963-64 at a cost of 

The home now has 67 residents and 
an eventual capacity for 85. Rev. 
Robert W. McKewin is the Home's 

Honored at the dedication and tea 
were: Mrs. James Boyd of Southern 
Pines, who donated land on which the 
home was built; Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
Katavolos, who have given subsequent 
acreage for Home expansion; the St. 
Peter's Hospital Fund of Charlotte 
(largest donor to the Home's nursing 
wing) ; the late Mrs. Audrey Kennedy 
of Boston and Southern Pines; and the 
late Mrs. Bonner Harden of Burling- 
ton. The latter two were important 
benefactors of the home. 

October 1970 


A Home for the Ageing is People and Their Need 

The Penick Home is more than brick 
buildings, beds and wheelchairs. 

It's a 70-year-old resident whose 
father visits her; an 8 3 -year-old ar- 
thritic patient who weaves at least one 
placemat a day on a hand loom. 

It's a 74-year-old blind resident who 
plays the organ for chapel services and 
three retired ministers who officiate. 
It's an 83-year-old lady who, with 
tears in her eyes, watches her first 
great grandchild being christened in 
the Penick Home chapel. 

More than 70% of the Home's 67 
residents would not be there if it were 

New Wings Dedicated 

With the June 6 dedication of 
two new wings, the Penick Home 
doubled its original size and is now 
able to accommodate 67 residents. 
More than 160 guests and residents 
participated in the service of dedica- 
tion, in conjunction with the home's 
sixth anniversary tea. Special guests 
included Mrs. James Boyd of Southern 
Pines, who donated the land on which 
the home is built. Hayes Howell and 
Associates of Southern Pines, served 
as architects for the new wings, and 
DWC, Inc., of Fayetteville, was the 
general contractor. The Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Fraser, Bishop of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina, conducted the 
special service of dedication. He was 
assisted by three retired Episcopal 
clergymen who are residents of the 
home, The Rev. Jadi Levi Martin, 
The Rev. Howard Hartsell, and The 
Rev. Allen Person. 

Also honored at the event were Mr. 
and Mrs. Peter Katavolos, who have 
given land for the home's expansion; 
St. Peter's Hospital Fund of Charlotte, 
the largest donor to the home's nurs- 
ing wing; and the late Mrs. Audrey 
Kennedy of Boston and Southern 
Pines, and the late Mrs. Bonner Hard- 
en of Burlington, both of whom were 
important benefactors of the home. 

In addition to Edward E. Yaggy, 
Jr., of Chapel Hill, president of the 
Episcopal Home for the Ageing Board 

not for financial assistance. Thirty per 
cent are fortunate. They can afford it. 
The others must look to their families, 
to the state , and to the church. 

The church has traditionally made 
a collection on Mother's Day which is 
designated for helping those who are 
unable to pay the full cost of their 
care and whose families can not pro- 
vide assistance. A total of 20% of the 
residents falls in this category. 

To date this year $14,000 has been 
expended for the care of these needy, 
while only $7,000 in contributions has 

of Directors, Dr. Robert S. Myers of 
Southern Pines, chairman of the Build- 
ing committee and Mrs. J. Wilson 
Cunningham of Winston-Salem, chair- 
man of the furnishings committee, also 
participated in the dedication. 

Ground was broken for the new 
wings in February of 1969. Rev. Rob- 
ert McKewin, administrator of the 
Penick Home, reports that as of April, 
1970, all rooms in the new wings were 

Here's How 

For those who contemplate more 
than an immediate cash gift there 
are many ways to arrange now for a 
gift to the Penick Home that will pro- 
vide life income for you and a re- 
mainder interest to the Home upon 
your death. 

These are called, for obvious rea- 
sons, "retained income plans" or "de- 
ferred giving plans." Deferred gifts are 
often easier to make than immediate 
ones, because in many cases you are 
simply arranging to give money or 
property after you no longer need it. 

A donor can give his home or farm 
to the Penick Home and retain the 
right to live on and use the property 
for life. When he enters into a Life 
Estate Contract, the donor is allowed 
an income tax deduction for a gift of 
the remainder interest. If the property 
has increased in value since it was ac- 
quired, capital gains taxes are avoided. 

been received. 

The capacity of the Home to serve 
those residents who can not pay — or 
summons from any other resource the 
total cost of serving them — is entirely 
dependent on outside gifts. There is 
as yet no endowment fund from which 
such expenses can be met. The cur- 
rent estimate of such a deficit for the 
year 1971 is $30,000. Your help, big 
or small, is needed. 

As you begin thinking about "end 
of the year" giving, think also about 
charitable concern our church should 
have for the care of its aged. 

A Saintly Switch 

The Board of Directors of the Epis- 
copal Home for the Ageing has made 
a saintly switch. 

Although it originally named the 
intermediate nursing care facility in 
honor of St. Luke, the Beloved Physi- 
cian of St. Paul, it has now decided 
that St. Peter has precedence. 

The Board felt it only proper to 
make this change since it was the St. 
Peter's Hospital Foundation at Char- 
lotte which provided the funds neces- 
sary to establish the Penick Home in- 
firmary, which has grown and now 
been licensed as an intermediate nurs- 
ing care center. 

Thus, the center has been officially 
renamed St. Peter's Nursing Center. 

Because the Episcopal Home 
for the Ageing is an investment 
shared by all Episcopalians in 
the Diocese, its Board of Direc- 
tors feels periodic reports to 
those involved in its welfare are 

Rather than publish and dis- 
tribute a separate newsletter, the 
Board has elected to purchase a 
page in the Churchman each 
quarter for this purpose. 

We of the Home trust that 
this news page will be of interest 
to everyone in the Diocese. 


November 1970 

Diocesan Representatives 

Report On Houston 





Bishops Letter: 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

November, 1970 

No. 8 

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published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
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names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Some Reflections on Houston 

Several members of the North Carolina delegation to the 63rd General ;! 
Convention have been asked to write a report for this issue of The North |l 
Carolina Churchman. My assignment is a general overall view of what it 
means to the people of the Diocese. 

In a small way the Diocese of North Carolina had much for which it could 
be proud. The most tangible evidence of that was the election of the Rev. II 
Clarence E. Hobgood as suffragan bishop for the Armed 
Forces. The congregations of Good Shepherd, Raleigh, J 
and St. Timothy's, Wilson, will not be surprised to learn 
how highly Clarence is respected by his fellow chaplains 1 
and the enthusiasm with which his election was received, ij 
At present, Chaplain (Colonel) Hobgood is assigned to | 
the Strategic Air Command in Omaha, Nebraska, and j 
early next year, probably February, will be consecrated 1 
at the Washington Cathedral so that the members of the! 
Armed Forces whom he will serve can be with him. We 1 
will have more news of this later. 
FRASER you would have been proud of your delegation of lay- j 

men, clergy, women to the Triennial and the delegates representing the black | 
communicants of the Diocese, the Rev. Arthur Calloway and the Rev. Nathaniel j 
Porter. They were all in there working hard for their causes and busy at their f 
meetings and caucuses. 

This convention left no doubt that self-determination is the key to the Church's j 
program. Self-determination for blacks, overseas missions, Hispanic peoples I 
and youth, and in each case the Convention funded them accordingly. 

In the area of administration of the Church's program, the General Con- 1 
vention Special Program and others, the delegates of both houses, deputies 
and bishops, showed a desire for new checks and balances. This was most 
obvious in the long debate over the GCSP resolution which will be reported j 
by someone else and which represents much that has been requested by the 
Bishop and Convention of this diocese. It was also clearly observed in the ! 
people who were elected to the Executive Council, the causes they represent j 
and the dioceses from which they come and in the decision of the delegates to 
remove from the Executive Council the extra delegates that had been appointed 
by the South Bend Convention. 

All who are interested in the Black Colleges of our Church, St. Augustine's, H 
St. Paul's, and Vorhees, will be happy to know that on the last day a Com- | 
mittee on Conference between the two houses determined to grant to the school's II 
$1,000,000 a year to be divided among them. This will relieve each one from 
some of their pressing financial problems beginning January 1, 1971. 

In the area of ecumenical relations we moved ahead with Rome and the j 
Orthodox Church. In the case of COCU, we urged greater study at the local II 
level but specifically instructed our consultants not to enter into negotiations j 
with the Church of Christ Uniting. 

There will be more Trial Use; in fact we almost have a new Prayer Book, 
but just like the last trial use, it will not be mandatory in this diocese, but j 
rather only at the request of the rector and vestry and with the consent of | 
the ordinary. The new trial uses are three Eucharists, Holy Baptism, the 
Ordinal and the Pastoral Offices. In the case of the Initiatory Rite, trial use 
will be limited to the Bishop, after Easter 1971, and confirmation will be 
limited to adults and children at the normal age for presentation. 

I am sure each of us who reports will overlap a little. There is much more 
that could be said about budget and resolutions, but I will leave them to others. I 
My overall impression of the Convention leaves me with an often expressed 
and now a renewed conviction of the Church's need for greater lay participa- 
tion in all of its decision-making. 

Faithfully yours, 
Thomas A. Fraser 
Bishop of North Carolina 


The Churchman 

This Diocese's GCSP Refinements Make Impression: 

Resolutions From North Carolina 
Help Shape Houston Legislation 

General Convention Deputy 

The 1970 General Convention is 
now history and it will take some time 
to assess accurately its impact upon 
the life of the Church. There was a 
seriousness about the deliberations as 
men and women deputies tried to find 
the mind of the Church under the 
guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

Our first reaction is that the Epis- 
copal Church took a new direction at 
Houston. Clearly, it did not go back 
to the old days or the old ways of the 
Church. One has but to look at the 
legislation concerning the Liturgy or 
the place of women in the House of 
Deputies or the fact that a Negro is 
vice-president of that House or new 
programs for the poor to sense that 
the Church has chartered a new path 
of services and responsibility to the 
decade of the 70's. The thrust of the 
legislation enacted seems, at this early 
date, to be an honest attempt to bring 
the parishes, dioceses and National 
Church into a new relationship with 
one another and "the servant church" 
is the dominant theme. 

The Diocese of North Carolina 

through its elected deputies brought 
five memorials to this 63 rd general 
Convention from the Diocesan Con- 
vention last January. Three were con- 
cerned with the General Convention 
Special Program. One called for a 
clear definition of "Violence." The 
Convention responded in this manner: 
"No grant under this program shall 
be made to any organization if such 

organization or any officer or agent 
thereof advocates the use of physical 
violence as a means of carrying out 
the program of the organization, and 
provided further, that the funding of 
any grant shall be discontinued if the 
grantee or any officer or agent of the 
grantee shall be finally convicted of 
a crime which involves physical vio- 

lence perpetrated in carrying out the 
program of the organization." 

A second memorial called for the 
Executive Council to allow every 
bishop in consultation with his stand- 
ing committee, to consent to any grant. 
The Convention said that if a Bishop 
with the advice and consent of his 
standing committee or council declares 
in writing his opposition to a grant the 
Screening and Review Committee shall 
not act upon the application but shall 
forward it to the Executive Council. 
The Council shall give the bishop or 
his representatives opportunity to be 
heard and it will take a majority vote 
of the WHOLE membership of the 
Council to override the bishop's objec- 

The only amendment approved by 
both Houses to the excellent report of 
the committee on the GCSP was the 
one from this Diocese which asked that 
when the bishop is notified that a re- 
quest for a grant has been made by 
someone or some group in his juris- 
diction "such notification shall include 
a full copy of the application of the 
project and a full copy of the report 
of the staff field appraisal." 

North Carolina asked that increased 
support be given to St. Augustine's, 
Vorhees and St. Paul's Colleges. The 
Convention placed one million dollars 
in the quota-budget for these institu- 

Our fifth memorial concerned in- 
creased giving to missionary work. 
The Convention did not include this 
increase in the base budget. However 
there is opportunity for people to give 
to overseas and domestic-missionary 
dioceses in the "beyond-quota" pro- 
gram of giving. It seems to us that our 
Diocese was heard and the response 
was gratifying. 

Women were seated for the first 
time as deputies. There will be women 
deacons in the Church. At this time, 
women will not become priests or 

Rarely has so much attention been 
given to elections for the Executive 
Council. The Council was reduced in 

General Convention Highlights 

Here's a capsule summary of major actions at the 63rd General Conven- 
tion recently concluded in Houston: 

1 — "Violence" is defined in connection with GCSP grants and is clearly 
ruled as grounds for disqualification for grant consideration; 

2 — Local bishops, in effect, are given "veto" power over GCSP grants in 
their dioceses and can be overridden only by a majority vote of the entire 
membership of the Executive Council; 

3 — Local bishops are to be provided with copies of grant applications 
originating from within their jurisdictions . . . along with copies of staff; 
field appraisals; 

4 — Increased support is approved for three Negro colleges . . . including 
St. Augustine's at Raleigh. 

5 — Women are seated as deputies . . . and may now serve as deacons of 
the Church; 

6 — Thirteen of 24 new members of the Executive Council are elected 
from the South and the Southwest; 

7 — A $23.7 million dollar budget is adopted; 

8 — The Convention votes to participate in a study of a proposed "Plan 
of Union"; and, 

9 — A program for youth is included in the new budget. 

November 1970 


size from 51 to 41. There had been 
a number of ex-officio members. This 
number was reduced to two . . . the 
Presiding Bishop and the President 
of the House of Deputies. Thirty 
members of the Council will be elected 
by the General Convention; one by 
each of the nine Provinces and the 
two ex-officio as indicated. This Con- 
vention elected 24 members. Thirteen 
of the 24 are from the South and the 

The National Church faces a serious 
crisis in financial matters. We learned 
that all reserves have been used. The 
Church will go year by year on a pay- 
as-you-go basis. All income from en- 
dowments shall be used to restore 
reserves or to cover short-fall in pay- 
ment of pledges from the several dio- 
ceses. The Convention adopted a 

budget of $23.7 million dollars. Of 
this, $12.7 million will come from the 
quota based budget. Another $ 1 1 mil- 
lion will be dependent upon those who 
are willing to give beyond their quota. 
A new formula has been used for the 
diocesan quotas. It is derived from the 
current expenses of each diocese for 
year 1969 and replaces the compli- 
cated formula of number of communi- 
cants, weights, average giving. The 
whole Church is being fairly assessed 
and the work of the Church depends 
upon the wholehearted response of 
people in every parish. 

In the budget is a program to aid 
youth. This program will be adminis- 
tered according to the guidelines now 
perfected by the Convention for the 
General Convention Special Program. 
But, it will be a Province-oriented pro- 

gram and the members of the screening 
committees shaH initially be appointed 
by the bishops of the Province or 

The Episcopal Church will partici- 
pate in the study of the Plan of Union 
as suggested by the Consultation on 
Church Union. The Convention made 
clear that such study does not in any 
way commit the Church to this or any 
other plan of union. Conversations 
with Roman Catholics and Orthodox 
and other Christian bodies will con- 

The prophets of doom and schism 
were wrong. At this point it appears 
to this deputy that the Episcopal 
Church, in her struggle to serve God's 
people in the name of Christ, and in 
His spirit, may have found the way of 
the Cross leads to life. 

. . . Delegates Merritt, Cole, Blanton, Stoudemire, Flannagan, Long 

UTO Gift at Houston $1478,353: 

NC's Offering Totals Nearly $80,000 

President, Diocesan ECW 

HOUSTON — The opening service 
of the 63 rd General Convention and 
the 33rd Triennial was held at 7 p.m. 
in the Coliseum at Houston, Texas with 
the Inaugural Eucharist and the pres- 

entation of the United Thank Offering 
in a pouring rain. 

Administering the Holy Communion 
were the 23 missionary bishops of the 
Church including Bishop William Jones 
Gordon of Alaska, son of our Episco- 
pal Churchwomen past president, Mrs. 
William A. Gordon. In the absence of 

the North Carolina E.C.W. United 
Thank Offering Treasurer, Mrs. Walter 
W. Burbank, the president, Mrs. W. J. 
Long, Jr., presented at the altar the 
United Thank Offering of the Women 
of the Diocese of North Carolina. The 
total offering for one year amounted to 
$1,478,353.88. Women of the Diocese 


The Churchman 

of North Carolina gave $79,823.03. 

On Monday morning at 8:30, the 
Triennial delegates, . . . Mrs. W. J. 
Long, Jr., Mrs. Eric Flannagan, Jr., 
and Mrs. Stearling Stoudemire, and al- 
ternates, Mrs. Dan Blanton, Mrs. W. E. 
Cole and Mrs. Robert Meritt . . . 
joined the deputies in the Coliseum at 
their first legislative session. They 
were present at the second reading of 
the Constitutional amendment and 
vote which would permit women 
to be deputies to General Convention. 
Twenty-nine women waited in the 
wings of the House of Deputies for the 
vote before they could be seated as 
duly elected deputies to the 63rd Con- 
vention. After a wait for a message 
from the House of Bishops that they 
had concurred, the women deputies 
were seated. 

Mrs. A. Travers Ewell presided at 
each meeting of the Triennial. She is 
the first woman to co-chair a General 
Convention agenda committee. Five 
hundred women delegates were pres- 
ent. When the General Convention 
agenda was accepted Triennial Meet- 
ing delegates for the first time partici- 
pated equally with bishops and deputies 

in assemblies on convention issues and 
in work groups. 

Sixty-nine United Thank Offering 
grants were proposed and approved by 
Triennial delegates. Grants ranged in 
amounts from $3,(200 to $159,949.88. 
The largest grant went to a Capital 
Development and Endowment Fund 
for the Missionary District of Okinawa. 
Grants were made to domestic as well 
as overseas programs, including pro- 

grams on drug problems, day-care cen- 
ters, retiring fund for deaconesses, 
hospitals and the St. Christopher's Mis- 
sion in Rio Abajo, Panama. The pro- 
gram of St. Christopher's became fa- 
miliar to the people of the Diocese of 
North Carolina during our years of 
companion relationship with Panama. 

No grant was made that could come 
under the criteria of General Conven- 
tion Special Program. 

The last session of Triennial met 
Friday afternoon from two until seven 
o'clock in order to complete all un- 
finished business. Resolutions on the 
future of Triennial and how women 
would be included in the structure and 
program of the whole Church were the 
main order of business. In the work- 
shops that had been held in connection 
with Triennial women had expressed 
a strong desire to have greater partici- 
pation in the decision-making process 
of the Church, yet in resolutions on the 
floor of Triennial they rejected motions 
to open Triennial up to being an as- 
sembly of all lay people. They voted to 
keep Triennial as it was, maintaining 
their separate identity in national as- 

Resolutions were passed pertaining 
to the hungry people of the world, 
abortion laws, ministry to the deaf, the 
strengthening of lay ministers, and a 
memorial to General Convention was 
passed in support of the General Con- 
vention Special Program and its direc- 

Atmosphere at Houston Between Depression, Anger: 

Unity of Heart and Mind Not Present 

Churchman Editorial Board 

HOUSTON — It rained on the Sun- 
day the 63rd General Convention 
opened in Houston, but sunshine came 
the next day and made the unseason- 
ably cool Texas air bright and clear. 
The thousands of men, women, and 
youth wearing convention badges ex- 
changed cordial greetings as they 
passed each other on Texas Avenue 
between the Rice Hotel and the beauti- 
ful new complex of convention center 

But the atmosphere of the General 
Convention was not nearly so pleasant 
as these street scenes suggested. A bet- 
ter descriptive word might be some- 
where between depression and anger. 
Anyone who may have hoped for a 
community of Christian people in Con- 
vention reaching one mind and heart on 
the urgent and pressing issues of the 
modern Church was too naive to have 
been comfortable at Houston. 

Dissent and controversy came at the 

bishops and deputies from all sides. 
None of them with ears to hear could 
have been passive to this. The demands 
for change do not wait for friendly ears, 
but they increase in volume until the 
deafness of the desire to hold the line 
can hear nothing else. Some at the 

convention longed for the past, or at 
least for a slower movement into the 
future. Others pressed for a quicker 
pace toward the new day. Neither was 
immune to the depression. 

There was an adult amazement and 

puzzlement at the young people. The 
delegates crowded into a hearing room 
one evening at which the youth were to 
present their case for legislation they 
desired from the Convention. In a sur- 
prise last minute move, the youth can- 
celed the hearing in support of the 

black caucus demands unmet at that 
point. Even conservative adults who 
may have wanted to understand were 
confused and angry. 

But the youth Mass celebrated by 
the Rt. Rev. Paul Moore of New York 

7/ is foolishness to assume that the Church 
cannot make it, that our depression is per- 
manent, that schism is inevitable, or that 
there will not be a better day. These possi- 
bilities are now visible. We emerge from 
Houston perhaps stronger than from Notre 

November 1970 


outdoors late one evening before the 
convention buildings was filled with a 
contagious free and optimistic spirit of 
the young. 

"God Unlimited," a Christian rock 
group, sang and played . . . and the 
evening ended with adults dancing arm 
in arm as if they had never been of- 
fended by Woodstock. 

The Church is inexperienced with 
dissent, and dissent appeared in the 
open meetings on GCSP. The speakers' 
words forced side-taking and few were 
able to be comfortable with it. Any 
remark from the rostrum putting down 
whites for their inability to accept the 
program caused applause from some 
and strained silence from others. When 
the remarks showed impatience with 
the program, those who had been silent 
applauded and the others remained si- 
lent. The room was filled with people 
who misunderstand the Gospel. They 

Funds Due In 
By Nov. 15 

UTO Promotion Secretary 

The Fall Ingathering of the United 
Thank Offering was held St. Luke's 
Day, October 18, according to Mrs. 
W. W. Burbank, diocesan U. T. O. 

In her announcement, Mrs. Burbank 
stated that the spring ingathering 
totaled $11,264.94, some $2,400 less 
than the '69 spring collection. She fur- 
ther suggests that treasurers through- 
out the Diocese make a greater effort 
to enliven the U. T. O. so that the 
missionary work supported by this fund 
will not have to be curtailed. 

Mrs. Burbank stated that a new film 
strip, "This Thy Brother," depicting 
four of the '69 Grants is available for 
local programs and can be obtained 
through Convocation U. T. O. trea- 

In her communique, Mrs. Burbank 
asks that all churchwomen's groups 
strive for 100 per cent participation. 

All funds collected should be turned 
in to convocation treasurers by No- 
vember 15. 

think the only way to love is to ap- 
prove, and they disliked themselves a 
little for what they were doing. 

The black caucus made an error in 
judgment. They were afraid that GCSP 
would be wiped out, and this was as 
likely as a repeal of Social Security. 

They responded with anger and walk- 
outs to what they thought was a possi- 
bility. They were reading well the his- 
tory of the white-dominated Episcopal 
Church, but they read poorly the cur- 

rent conscience and longing of whites. 
They caused deputies who wanted to 
act with personal dignity by continuing 
GCSP to lose self respect when their 
affirmative vote appeared to respond to 

The deputies are inexperienced leg- 
islators. Unlike senators and congress- 
men, they do not respond skillfully to 
dissent and pressure. But a bit of op- 
timism emerges from it all for those of 
us who can receive it. They are men 
and women of conscience and integrity 
and apparent commitment to Gospel. 
It is not foolishness to be depressed or 
angry. It is foolishness to assume that 
the Church cannot make it, that our 
depression is permanent, that schism is 
inevitable, or that there will not be a 
better day. These possibilities are more 
visible. We emerge from Houston per- 
haps stronger than from Notre Dame. 
The trend can continue. 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Treasurer Sidney S. 
Holt on assessments and quotas plus the payments thereof for parishes and 
missions throughout the Diocese for the period January through September, 
1970. The assessments figure is that assigned to each parish and mission 
for the day-to-day operating expense of the Diocese. The quota figure repre- 
sents the participation of each parish and mission in the program of the 
Episcopal Church in this Diocese and throughout the world. 



Pd. to Date 


Pd. to Date 

Albemarle, Christ Church 

$ 763.85 

$ 305.38 

$ 1,600.00 

$ .00 

Ansonville, All Souls 





Asheboro, Good Shepherd 





Battleboro, St. Johns 





Burlington, Holy Comforter 

. 3,508.30 




St. Athanasius 





Cary, St. Pauls 





Chapel Hill, Church of the Cross 





Holy Family 

. 2,079.50 




Charlotte, All Saints 





Christ Church 

. 12,649.38 




Holy Comforter 





St. Andrews 





St. Christophers 





St. Johns 





St. Martins 

. 5,397.30 




St. Michaels 





St. Peters 

. 4,165.97 




Cleveland, Christ Church 





Concord, All Saints 





Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 





Davidson, St. Albans 





Durham, Ephphatha 





St. Andrews 





St. Josephs 





St. Lukes 





St. Philips 





St. Stephens - 





St. Titus 





Eden, Epiphany 





St. Marys 





St. Lukes 





Elkin, Galloway Memorial 





Enfield, The Advent 





Edwin, St. Stephens 





Fork, Ascension 






The Churchman 



Pd. to Date 


Pd. to Date 

Fuquay- Varma, Trinity 

35 54 



Garner, St. Christophers 





Germanton, St. Philips 





Greensboro, All Saints 






Holy Trinity 


6,202. 19 

1A QA 

34,100. 3U 

71 1f\A 17 






St. Andrews 


7 one Q7 

1 A Q7C Q7 


St. Barnabas 





St. Francis 

1 OA 


7 7 /I A A A 


1 A /1A1 O 1 

7 A A A AA 

Halifax, St. Marks 





Hamlet, All Saints 



1 493 04 


Haw River, St. Andrews 





Henderson, Holy Innocents 



Q A £A Q A 


St. Johns 





High Point, St. Christophers 





St. Marys 





Hillsborough, St. Matthews 


1 A7Q 77 

l,U/o. /Z 



Huntersville, St. Marks 





Iredell, St. James 





Jackson, The Saviour 





Kittrell, St. James 





Laurinburg, St. Davids 





Lexington, Grace 





Littleton, St. Albans 





St. Annas 





Louisburg, St. Matthias 





St. Pauls 





Mayodan, The Messiah 





Milton, Christ Church 





Monroe, St. Pauls 





Mount Airy, Trinity 





Northampton, St. Lukes 

Oxford, St. Cyprians 









St. Stephens 





Pittsboro, St. Bartholomew 

_ 5~'?9 

i iaa nn 

Raleigh, Christ Church 


7 ^aa nn 

1 A <AA AA 

1 <AO AA 

Good Shepherd 



1 1,216.57 


St. Ambrose 



3,3 12.3 1 


St. Augustines 





St. Marks 




1,03 1.22 

St. Marys 





St. Michaels 


7 qha nn 




St. Timothys 






Reidsville, St. Thomas 





Ridgeway, Good Shepherd 

18 67 



Roanoke Rapids, All Saints 

Rockingham, The Messiah 









Rocky Mount, Christ Church 










Good Shepherd 

a nA7 on 




St. Andrews 



"3 AAA AA 

i enn aa 

Roxboro, St. Marks 





Salisbury, St. Lukes 


7/117 77 



St. Matthews 





St. Pauls 





Sanford, St. Thomas 





Scotland Neck, Trinity 

952 99 

582 94 

1 A/1 /l A A 

Smithfield, St. Pauls 

..... 1,034^65 



2 370.51 

Speed, St. Marys 

..... ' 88.65 




Southern Pines, Emmanuel 





Statesville, Trinity 





Stovall, St. Peters 





Tarboro, Calvary 





St. Lukes 





St. Michaels 





Thomasville, St. Pauls 





Townsville, Holy Trinity 





Wadesboro, Calvary 





Wake Forest, St. Johns 





Walnut Cove, Christ Church 





Warrenton, All Saints 








1 500.00 


Weldon Grace 


247 40 

1 859 21 

200 00 

Wilson, St. Marks 





v3L. i liiiuuiya 




St. Annes 

760 44 

570 00 

2 857 28 

2 142 75 

St. Pauls ...1!...."1."ZZ1Z 





St. Stephens 





St. Timothys 





Woodleaf, St. Georges 





Yanceyville, St. Lukes 





$158,300.00 $104,680.98 $432,441.74 $258,562.8 

November 1970 


1 All Saints 

2 Bishop's Luncheon for Vestry- 

men, Southwest 

3 Bishops' Luncheon for Vestry- 

men, Raleigh Clericus 

4 Northeast Convocation of 


Central Convocation of ECW 
Lay Leadership Training in 

Community Relations IV 
St. Augustine's Board, Raleigh 
4-5 Parish Ministry Seminar III 

5 Northwest Convocation of 


6 Bishops' Luncheon for Vestry- 

men Northeast 

7 Sandhills Convocation of 


Southwest Convocation of 

9 Bishops' Luncheon for Vestry- 
men, Durham Clericus 

10 North Carolina Episcopal 

Church Foundation 
Investment Committee 
Board of Directors, Kanuga 


11 Standing Committee, Raleigh 
Lay Leadership Training in 

Community Relations IV 
11-12 Parish Ministry Seminar I 
13 Bishops' Luncheon for Vestry- 
men, Northwest 
13-14 Liturgical Conference, 

13-15 General Convention Issues, 

15 Deadline for Missionary 

Christmas Gifts 
15-21 Leadership Development 

Laboratory, Kanuga 

18 Lay Leadership Training in 

Community Relations IV 

19 Task Force on World Mission 

20 General Seminary Board of 


20-22 Racial and Urban Seminar, 

21 Racial and Urban Advisory 


22 Next Beford Advent 
Department of Finance 

22- 23 Diocesan Council, Ter- 


23- 24 Parish Ministry Seminar II 
25 Lay Leadership Training in 

Community Relations IV 
30 Saint Andrew 

Churchman Board 


Diocese Conducts 
Canvass Training 
At Angus Barn 

"Motivation Day" was conducted 
by the Diocese on Sunday, Septem- 
ber 27 at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. 

Planned by the Rev. Downs C. Spit- 
ler, Jr., of St. Anne's in Winston-Salem, 
chairman of the Diocesan Department 
of Stewardship and Communications, 
the Every Member Canvass training 
session was designed to help conduct 
annual budget raising efforts along 
sound theological lines. 

Speakers for the occasion include: 

The Rev. Taylor Scott, speaking on 
"Be Bold and Courageous As A Chris- 
tian"; the Rev. Will Spong, speaking 
on "Be Bold And Courageous In the 
Parish's Ministry"; and Joe Wilkin- 
son, speaking on "Be Bold and Cou- 
rageous In Support Of the Ministry Of 
the Church." 

Mr. Spitler urged that each parish 

The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Tower Room — An area in St. 
Paul's Church, Winston-Salem, to be 
known as the Tower Room, has been 
set aside to hold its collection of his- 
torical materials. Located in the tower 
of the church, the collection will in- 
clude historical material about the par- 
ish, the Episcopal Church in Winston- 
Salem, and some about the Diocese. 
Gifts to the collection so far include a 
collection of interesting Bibles and 
Prayer Books; a cross and pictorial 
map of Winston-Salem dated 1891; 
and the silver trowel with which the 
church cornerstone was laid. The Tow- 
er Room committee has adopted this 
prayer from an early edition of prayers 
from the Church Service League of 

Boston; entitled "For This New Era": 
"Of God, our Father, grant that in 
these days, when old sign posts are 
being pulled down we may be bold in 
blazing new trails; but also so faithful 
to thy lessons of the past, that we may 
leave a fairer, as well as a nobler, 
world to those who come after us; 
through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 
Amen." The Rev. Dudley Colhoun is 
rector of St. Paul's. 

Self-Study— St. Philip's, Durham, is 
in the midst of a carefully planned pro- 
gram for self evaluation. Under the 
chairmanship of Walter Mason, the 
study will include a parish map with 
pins placed for each parishoner; and 
attitude survey of every member with 
the goal of discovering where the par- 
ish is and where it needs to go; and 

each organization will take a hard look 
at their goals and accomplishments. 
Following this comes a visit from the 
Rev. David Covell of the National 
church's Strategic Research Office, 
which is working with the study com- 
mittee. The Rev. Eugene Bollinger is 

To Boston — The Rev. Raleigh Hair- 
ston, recently ordained a deacon in the 
church, has been appointed director of 
the Boston University Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts Drug Addiction Cen- 
ter. He is a member of St. Luke's, 

In Michigan — The Rev. David 
Woodruff, rector of St. Andrew's, 
Charlotte, recently attended a week's 
conference at the Advanced Institute 


The Churchman 

and mission send two members of its 
Every Member Canvass Team and two 
vestrymen to the September 27 session. 
He had this to say about Every Mem- 
ber Canvass time : 

"Every Member Canvass time has 
a way of telling us whether we are 
able to seize the opportunity and meet 
the challenge. One thing the Every 
Member Canvass can do is help the 

for Pastoral Studies at Bloomfield 
Hills, Michigan. The conference, en- 
titled "Personal Growth and Profes- 
sional Development," was directed by 
Dr. Reuel Howe. 

Youth Center — The vestry of Cal- 
vary Parish, Tarboro, has agreed to 
underwrite a proposal by their EYC 
to renovate the Parish House Audi- 
torium as a center of activities for the 
EYC and other young people of Tar- 
boro. This will include painting, re- 
moving most of the auditorium seats, 
carpeting a portion of the room, pur- 
chase of a stereo record player. The 
young people have drawn up a firm 
behaviour code for use of the room. 
Mark Simpson is EYC president, and 
the Rev. Charles Riddle is rector. 

In Charlotte — Newly arrived in 
Charlotte is the Rev. Charles A. Tay- 
lor, Jr., who will be campus director 
of Thompson Home. He and Mrs. Tay- 

November 1970 

parishes to achieve wholeness in carry- 
ing out its worship; its ministry and its 
programs. The theme for this years' 
Motivation Day will be to help par- 
ishes achieve this wholeness through 
the canvass. The program will provide 
the canvass members and vestrymen 
with insights into theology that works," 
Mr. Spitler said. 

"The reasoning behind the program 

lor and their two children have joined 
St. Martin's. A native of Atlanta, Mr. 
Taylor is a graduate of Emory Univer- 
sity and the Church Divinity School of 
the Pacific. He has also studied at 
George Peabody College, and at the 
Menninger Foundation. He has served 
churches in Georgia and Tennessee, 
and comes to Charlotte from Chatta- 
nooga, where he was rector of St. 
Thaddeus' Church. 

Appeal — Bulletins and news letters 
from the churches in the Diocese are 
the chief source of news items for 
Dioscene. We'd like to have one from 
each parish and mission. Please check 
your mailing list and be sure we're on 
your list. Mailing address is North 
Carolina Churchman, P. O. Box 
17025, Raleigh, N. C. 27609. 

Summer School — The Rev. Wil- 
liam L. Williams, rector of All Saints', 
Roanoke Rapids, attended the summer 

is that the offering of people's money 
to God is used to support the Worship, 
Programs and Ministry of the parish. 
Thus, it is good to give the laymen in- 
sights and understanding of theology, 
of the parish, and its opportunities so 
that the Canvass supports the aims of 
the parish and can provide leadership 
in carrying out these aims," he con- 

session of the University of the South's 
Graduate School of Theology at 
Sewanee, Tenn., for five weeks. The 
Rev. Massey H. Shepherd, Jr., of the 
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 
Berkeley, Calif., was director. Mr. Wil- 
liams has an A. B. degree from William 
and Mary, and LL.B degree from the 
University of Virginia Law School, and 
a B. D. degree from the Virginia 
Theological Seminary. 

Ground Breaking — St. Barnabas' 
Church, Greensboro, had a service of 
the Breaking of the Ground for a new 
building late in June. Bishop Moore 
officiated and representatives from 
other Episcopal churches in Greens- 
boro and the Guilford College area 
attended. The Rev. James Thomas 
Prevatt, Jr., is priest-in-charge. 

New Assistants — St. Philip's, Dur- 
ham has two new part-time assistants. 
They are the Rev. William Wells and 


the Rev. William Tallevast. Mr. Wells, 
who earlier served at St. Philip's as an 
assistant, is currently engaged in gradu- 
ate study at the University of North 
Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mr. Tellevast, 
a priest of the Diocese of Western 
North Carolina, is studying for his 
Master's degree in counseling at Duke 
Divinity School. He is also working 
with the Durham Mental Health Clinic. 

In Oxford — New rector of St. 
Stephen's, Oxford is the Rev. Harri- 
son T. Simons. He comes from King 
George, Virginia, where he was rector 
of the Episcopal churches in that coun- 
ty. He and his wife, Eugenia and their 
children George and Deanna, live at 
the rectory, 302 College St. 

Leaving Diocese — The following 
priests have left the diocese during the 
summer for post in other places. They 

The Rev. John I. Jessup, III, 
to St. Luke's, Birmingham, Ala., from 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky 
Mount, where he served as assistant to 
the rector. 

The Rev. Joseph W. Buchanan, to 
St. Matthew's, Wheeling, W. Va., from 
St. Peter's, Charlotte, where he was as- 
sistant to the rector. 

The Rev. Herbert N. Tucker, Jr., to 
St. John's Church, Ellicott City, Md., 
as assistant to the rector, from 
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alex- 
andia, where he was in graduate school. 

The Rev. Joseph W. O'Brien to 
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 
where he will serve as chaplain. He has 
been serving as executive secretary for 
College Work for the Fourth Province. 

The Rev. Harry A. Woggan to 
Wilkesboro, N. C, where he will work 
in alcoholic counseling with the New 
River Mental Health Clinic. He last 
served as chaplain of Porter-Guad 
School, Charleston, S. C. He remains 
canonically resident in this diocese. 

To Study — The Rev. Roderick 
Reinecke, rector of Holy Comforter, 
Burlington, will be a fellow at the 
school of continuing education at Vir- 
ginia Theological School, Alexandria, 
through October and early November. 
This opportunity for postgraduate 
study is offered men who have been in 
the parish ministry for some time. 

Marriage — The Rev. Edwin Mar- 
tin Covert, assistant to the rector, 
Church of the Holy Comforter, Bur- 

lington, had an unusually eventful 
week late in June. On Wednesday, 
June 24, he was ordained to the priest- 
hood in the diocesan service of Ordina- 
tion at St. Francis', Greensboro; and 
on the following Friday, June 20, he 
was married to Nan Taylor Rackett, of 
Parkwood, Va. 

New Deacon — The Rev. W. Reed 
Wood, Jr., formerly of Greensboro and 
a member of Holy Trinity parish there, 
was ordained to the sacred Order of 
Deacons in Virginia in June. 

Back Home — The Rev. Harvey G. 
Cook, former assistant rector at St. 

. . . Conference Leader 

The Rev. Bonnell Spencer, O.H.C., 
will visit the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina in November, to lead a two-day 
conference on liturgical renewal. At the 
invitation of the Diocesan Liturgical 
Commission, he will introduce and in- 
terpret Trial Use liturgies authorized by 
General Convention. 

Fr. Spencer is respected through the 
church as a scholar and teacher. His 
text book in church history, "Ye Are 
the Body," is widely read. He is a 
member of the Standing Liturgical 
Commission, the body given responsi- 
bility for revising the Prayer Book, and 
he is chairman of the committee that 

Luke's, Salisbury, is back from over- 
seas and his chaplain duties in Viet- 
nam. He and his wife Betty and their 
children have gone to Myrtle Beach, 
S. C, where he will serve as rector of 
Holy Trinity parish. 

To ThomasviUe — The Rev. Canon 
Thomas H. Carson, S.T.D., has come 
to ThomasviUe as priest-in-charge of 
St. Paul's Church. He comes from the 
Diocese of Dallas. 

New Baby — More news of the 
William Wells — they are new parents 
of a son, born August 23. 

prepared the service of Holy Baptism, 
with the Laying-on-of-Hands, which 
was considered by General Convention. 

The Standing Liturgical Commission 
has prepared revisions of nearly all of 
the services of the Prayer Book. They 
asked General Convention to author- 
ize the trial use of each of these serv- 
ices. The rites will be offered to the 
congregations for their use during the 
next three years, during which time 
they will be studied and evaluated by 
those who use them, clergymen and lay 
people. At the end of the three-year 
trial period, the services will be re- 
vised in the light of comments received. 

In addition to the Baptismal liturgy, 
new services of Morning and Evening 
Prayer, Holy Matrimony, and the 
Burial of the Dead are proposed. 
Three Eucharistic liturgies were pre- 
sented to General Convention, all of 
them reflecting the suggestions received 
after parish use of the 1967 trial li- 
turgy. General Convention also ap- 
proved the use of a revised calendar, 
a new translation of part of the Psalter, 
and a number of services for use on 
special occasions. 

These proposed services are being 
published as Prayer Book Studies 18 
through 24, and will be available 
through the Church Hymnal Corpora- 
tion, 800 Second Avenue, New York 
City 10017. All of these proposals 
should be read by those attending this 

The General Convention authorized 

New Trail Uses Expected: 

Nov. 13, 14 Liturgical Meet 
To Interpret Houston Actions 


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:he use of all of these services. Fr. 
Jpencer is being invited to present 
hose which are approved, to explain 
heir theology, to discuss their use in 
aggregations, and to relate these ser- 
vices to the movement towards liturgi- 
:al renewal throughout the Christian 

All clergymen, church musicians, 
nembers of parish Worship Commit- 
ees, and others interested in liturgical 
•enewal, are especially invited to this 
conference. Registration cards have 
jeen sent to all congregations in the 

Those attending are asked to pay a 
•egistration fee of $2.50, to help off- 
jet the cost of the conference. You are 
isked to make your own arrangements 
or housing and meals. 

The conference will be held at Saint 
Paul's Church, Winston-Salem, begin- 
ling at 2:00 on Friday, November 13, 
Hid ending at noon on. Saturday, No- 
/ember 14. Registrations should be re- 
reived if possible by Monday, Novem- 

Mr. Kepley Dies 

Francis Murdock Kepley of St. 
Matthews Church, Rowan Coun- 
ty, died of a heart attack Satur- 
day, October 3. He was 64. His 
active faith involved him deeply 
in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 
in his mission congregation, and 
in establishing work at the De- 
partment of Corrections unit in 
Salisbury where he was instru- 
mental in building a chapel at the 
unit for which he received special 
notice from the State of North 

He received the Bishop's 
Award in 1968. The family has 
established the F. M. Kepley Me- 
morial Fund for work with pris- 
oners. Contributions may be sent 
care of St. Matthews Church. 
Most appropriately he was buried 
on St. Francis Day, October 5, 
with a group of prisoners from the 
unit singing at the Memorial 
Eucharist and with Bishop 
Moore present at the burial office. 

He is survived by his wife, Elva 
Hallman Kepley, and four chil- 
dren: Mrs. Wm. Perrell of Wood- 
leaf, Philip Kepley of Hannibal, 
Missouri, Mrs. Harry Woggon of 
Wilkesboro, Gary Kepley of 
Woodleaf and nine grandchildren. 

Bratton Named 
Alumni Chief 
For Sewanee 

SEWANEE, Tenn. —John G. Brat- 
ton, Charleston shipping executive, re- 
cently became executive director of the 
associated alumni of the University of 
the South. The announcement was 
made jointly by James G. Cate, Jr., 
vice-president of Bowater Paper Com- 
pany and national president of the 
Sewanee alumni, and Dr. Edward Mc- 
Crady, vice chancellor of the univer- 

Bratton, 41, was born in Wichita 
Falls, Texas where his father, the late 
William D. Bratton, was rector of the 
Episcopal church. He graduated from 
the Sewanee Military Academy and in 
1952 received a B.A. degree in eco- 
nomics from the University of the 

While enrolled as a student and dur- 
ing six summers, he worked in the 
alumni office and for a year was edi- 
tor of the SMA alumni quarterly. He 
studied law for two years at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee in Knoxville, and 
for the ensuing 17 years to the present 
has been associated with the port of 
Charleston, S. C. Last year he was 
made vice president of Palmetto Ship- 
ping Company. 

Bratton is a former alumni trustee of 
the University of the South and presi- 
dent of the Charleston chapter of the 
Sewanee alumni. He has continued a 
family tradition of active work in the 
Episcopal church dating back to his 
grandfather, the late bishop of Mis- 
sissippi and his great grandfather, con- 
federate general John Bratton, a lead- 
ing layman of South Carolina. He is a 
nephew of the late Henry M. Gass, 
Sewanee's first Rhodes scholar, pro- 
fessor of Greek and long-time dean. 

In his new post Bratton will co- 
ordinate the activities of 40 alumni 
groups from coast to coast and direct 
the communications among Sewanee's 
fifty active classes and the Alumni Ex- 
ornati. He will be jointly responsible 
to director of development Mark Oli- 
ver and to the Alumni council. 

Bratton, who is single, will live in 
the family home on South Carolina 
Avenue in Sewanee. 

Gives $117,500 
To St, Aug. 

RALEIGH —Dr. Prezell R. Rob- 
inson, president, Saint Augustine's Col- 
lege, has announced that a $117,500 
grant, for two years, has been received 
from the Ford Foundation. 

The funds are to be used to relocate 
the institution's business office, add 
four officers to the business and man- 
agement staff, and install modern office 
equipment — all for the purpose of 
improving the handling of the finan- 
cial opertations of the college. These 
operations are presently impeded by 
the business office's remote location, 
lack of space, and shortage of trained 

The present location of the business 
office is in a former "ward" of a 50- 
year-old college hospital building, lo- 
cated across the 1 1 0-acre campus from 
the main administration building, 
which houses the president, the vice 
president for academic affairs, the reg- 
istrar, the admissions officer, etc., all 
of whom are professional contempor- 
aries of the business manager. The 
present location and facilities inhibit 
access to, and communication with, 
other administrative officers of the Col- 

The business office, and other ad- 
ministrative offices now located in the 
building, formerly occupied by St. Ag- 
nes Hospital, will soon move to the 
Hunter Building, which is now being 

For Parents 

"Blessed are parents with a 
sense of humor; for theirs is a 
smoother life. 

"Blessed are strict parents: for 
they shall inherit orderly childern. 

"Blessed are parents who hun- 
ger and thirst after the things of 
God: for their children shall be 

"Blessed are consistent parents: 
for they shall obtain their chil- 
dren's trust. 

"Rejoice and be exceedingly 
glad, you wise parents, for your 
children will honor and respect 
you." — Author Unknown 

lovember 1970 


'Chapel Of Thanks Furnishings In Good Hands: 

Spirit Of Vade Mecum Will Live On 


Chairman, Diocesan Liturgical 

On February 28, 1970 members of 
the Diocesan Liturgical Commission 
went to Vade Mecum, to arrange for 
the safe-keeping of the furnishings of 
the Chapel of Thanks. By the end of 
the day, only the pews and the altar 
rail remained in the Chapel. The rest 
of the furnishings were either loaned 
to diocesan congregations and institu- 
tions, or put in storage. 

It was a day of considerable senti- 
ment for those of us who have been 
associated with Vade Mecum and the 
Chapel for a number of years. But it 
was made a joyous occasion by our 
realization that the beautiful furnish- 
ings of the Chapel would continue to 
be used. 

The Chapel of Thanks was built by 
contributions from the Laymen of the 
Diocese. Since its opening in 1949, 
many people have added to the beauty 
and usefulness of the Chapel by making 
memorial gifts of furnishings. For 20 
years, the Chapel provided the spiritual 
center for Vade Mecum program. 

In January, 1970, the Diocesan Con- 
vention was unable to include funds 
for the operation of Vade Mecum in 
the Church's Program Budget for the 
year, making it impossible for the Di- 
ocese to continue a summer program 
there. The Diocesan Council formally 
notified the Winston-Salem Founda- 

New Day 

"This is the beginning of a new 
day. God has given me this day 
to use as I will. 

"I can waste it — or use it for 
good, but what I do today is im- 
portant, because I am exchanging 
a day of my life for it! 

"When tomorrow comes, this 
day will be gone forever, leaving 
in its place something that I have 
traded for it. 

"I want it be gain, and not loss; 
good, and not evil; success, and 
not failure; in order that I shall 
not regret the price that I have 
paid for it." — Author Unknown 

tion, which owns the property, of this 

When it became known that there 
might be no summer program at Vade 
Mecum in 1970, many of us became 
concerned about the safety of the me- 
morials in the Chapel of Thanks. Bish- 
op Fraser asked the Diocesan Liturgi- 
cal Commission to arrange for the 
safe-keeping of the furnishings. In con- 
sultation with the Bishop, the Diocesan 
Business Manager, and the Chairman 
of the Vade Mecum Board, it was 
agreed that the furnishings should be 
removed as quickly as possible. There 
had already been attempts at vandal- 
ism; we felt we owed it to those who 
had helped furnish the Chapel to pro- 
tect the gifts they had made. 

It was also our feeling that, when 
possible, the furnishigs should be used 
rather than being placed in storage. 
Requests were received for their use, 
and it was possible to fulfill most of 
them. It was made clear, however, that 
congregations and institutions would 
have these furnishings on loan. If the 
Diocese were to reopen its program at 
Vade Mecum, or if at some time a new 
diocesan camp or conference center 
were to be built, any furnishings needed 
would be returned to the Diocese. 

Some of the furnishings are now in 
use in diocesan missions and institu- 
tions. The Christ the King Center, 
Charlotte, is using the pulpit, prayer 
desk, two chairs, and some vestments. 
The Penick Home, Southern Pines, is 
using the Bishop's Chair (given in hon- 
or of Bishop Penick), two organs, the 
hymnboard, some kneelers, and the lec- 
tern. The eucharistic vestments are in 
use at the diocesan conference center, 
The Terraces, in Southern Pines. An 
altar guild cabinet and a vestment rack 
are being used at Saint Anne's Church, 
Winston-Salem. The chalice, paten, ci- 
borium, and frontal are in use in the 
Bishop's Chapel at the Diocesan 
House, Raleigh. The altar, cross, can- 
dlesticks, and communion rail kneelers 
are being used in All Saint's Church, 
Charlotte. The rest of the furnishings 
are in storage at Saint Paul's Church, 
Winston - Salem, and Saint Christo- 
pher's Church, Charlotte. 

Those who gave the memorials have 
been notified of the situation at Vade 

Mecum and of the reasons for closing 
the Chapel. They have been told of the 
use being made of the memorial which 
they gave, and of the provision for the 
use of these furnishings at any future 
diocesan camp or conference center. 
A careful inventory is being kept at Di- 
ocesan House. 

Many of the furnishings from the 
Chapel of Thanks are presently being 
stored in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, 
including Prayer Books, Hymnals, Bi- 
bles, kneelers, and some of the altar 
furnishings. Congregations and di- 
ocesan institutions interested in bor- 
rowing any of these items are invited 
to write to the Chairman of the Di- 
ocesan Liturgical Commission. 

The spirit of Vade Mecum will con- 
tinue to live throughout the Diocese, 
as the furnishings from the Chapel of 
Thanks continue to be used in the wor- 
ship and praise of God. 


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resort to violence to receive a sym- 
pathetic ear," he said at the college's 
convocation for its 104th formal open- 
ing. "I am available to see you night 
or day — hours notwithstanding." Dr. 
Robinson said cloak immunity would 
not be given to students engaging in 
violent disruptions and that the campus 
would not be used as a "sanctuary" 
for violent actions. 

"I have no faith in violence — 
whether committed by adults in our 
society or by students on our cam- 
puses. I do not believe in brutality on 
the part of law enforcement officers, 
and neither do I believe in nor con- 
done students who use violence or dis- 
ruptive tactics to achieve ends." 

He added that national priorities 
must be re-assessed to express a "vote 
of confidence" and a "trust in youth." 
The nation must also address itself to 
the disadvantaged and dispossessed 
people, he said. 

Dr. Robinson pointed to statistics 
which indicated low enrollment of 
black students in institutions of higher 
learning. The statistics also indicated 
these black students were drawn pri- 
marily from low-income families. "To 
meet the needs of black people, St. 
Augustine's cannot go it alone, and 
must increasingly cooperate with other 
colleges in the area. Costs are too high. 
Income is too low. Duplication of ef- 
fort by us is too wasteful," he said. 

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Mrs. Eichhorn Honored 

Mrs. George C. Eichhorn re- 
cently resigned from the Diocesan 
Liturgical Commission. She had 
been a member since the Commis- 
sion was organized. "Very few 
people have done more to make 
the work of the Commission ef- 
fective than she," according to the 
Rev. Robert L. Hadehoff. chair- 

At its last meeting the Com- 
mission passed a resolution of ap- 
preciation. Here is the resolution: 

"At the October 2nd meeting of 
the Diocesan Liturgical Commis- 
sion, it was resolved that we ex- 
press our deep and heartfelt grati- 
tude to Mrs. George C. Eichhorn, 
for the many years of selfless de- 
votion and fruitful contribution to 
the musical life and growth of the 
Diocese of North Carolina, as a 
member of this Commission." 

Faculty Members Win 
Literary Honors 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Two mem- 
bers of the University of the South 
faculty have won awards for literary 
excellence from the National Endow- 
ment for the Arts. Dr. A. Scott Bates, 
professor of French, and Andrew 
Lytle, editor of the Sewanee Review 
and lecturer in English, received 
awards of $500 each. 

Bates was given the award for his 
poem, "Fable of the Third Christmas 
Camel," which appeared in the Ten- 
nessee Poetry Journal. 

Lytle received the award for pub- 
lishing "Aristocratic Mouse," a short 
story by the late Ely Green, a native 
of Sewanee, whose author's award went 
to his widow. Green's autobiography, 
Ely, was published in 1966 by Seabury 
Press. His complete manuscripts, 
edited by Arthur and Elizabeth Nickin- 
son Chitty of New York and Sewanee, 
are being published by the University 
of Massachusetts Press. "Aristocratic 
Mouse," a chapter from this work, is 
about his return to Sewanee. 

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"Operation Sesame": 

Charlotte Teenagers Pitch In 
To Help Solve School Crisis 

Teenagers at Christ Episcopal 
Church in Charlotte recently success- 
fully completed "Operation Sesame" 
to help 17 beleagured inner city schools 
get ready to open in the face of threat- 
ened boycotts. 

Christ Church Youth Coordinator 
John Craig declared, "We decided to 
organize students because we know 
students do care . . . that there are any 
number of young people who want the 
schools opened now, orderly and 
peacefully." He was joined in "Opera- 
tion Sesame" by two young seminarian 
students, the Misses Carter Heyward 
and Caci Cole. 

The grapevine, a telephone cam- 
paign and spot announcements on five 
Charlotte radio stations helped spread 
the word. Miss Heyward appeared at 
the weekly luncheon meeting of The 
Clericus to encourage support by youth 
from other Episcopal churches. That 
evening 50 volunteers gathered at 

PRINCETON, N. J. — An exten- 
sive program for study of a proposed 
plan of union for nine U. S. denomi- 
nations has been launched here by 
the Consultation on Church Union 

Purpose of the program is to help as 
many as possible of the 25 million 
members in the nine churches become 
familiar with the proposals which could 
unite them in one church by the end 
of the decade. 

The proposed plan of union was re- 
ferred by the annual session of COCU 
in March to the participating churches 
for study and response until January, 
1972. A revised plan could go to them 
for a final decision about 1974. 

Elements in the two-year examina- 
tion period include preparation of a 
guide for study, regional conferences, 
audio-visuals, community groups, wide 
distribution of the 102-page plan it- 
self, and other resources. 

An Interpretation Planning Commis- 

Christ Church to form a task force 
made up of teams assigned to the 17 

The following day hundreds of teens, 
black and white, met at First Ward 
School to begin the project. Working 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., teenagers picked 
up trash, mowed lawns, delivered 
books and furniture, moved desks and 
washed windows. Members of eight 
'NAACP youth councils also distributed 
posters and fliers which read, "Give 
Change a Chance . . . Make Desegre- 
gation Work in Charlotte-Mecklen- 

The schools opened as scheduled. 

Currently many Christ Church teen- 
agers are training to tutor students who 
are one and two grade levels behind at 
some of the same inner city schools, 
under the direction of Miss Anne Chea- 
them, tutoring and related activities 
teacher at the First Ward Model Cities 

sion has been set up with two repre- 
sentatives from each of the nine de- 
nominations, the COCU staff, and 
others. This group is meeting monthly 
to assist in development of plans and 

According to the Rev. Dr. Paul A. 
Crow Jr., general secretary of COCU, 
the first printing of the draft plan total- 
ing 100,000 copies has been sold out 
and a second printing is on the press. 
In addition, Presbyterian Life will 
carry the full text of the plan in an 
August issue. 

The guide for study is scheduled to 
be available this fall. It is being writ- 
ten by Victor L. Jameson of the United 
Presbyterian communications staff and 
will be printed by Abingdon Press of 
the United Methodist Church. 

Development of audio-visuals is in 
the hands of Mrs. Robert Andersen 
of the Episcopal Church, a member of 
the COCU Communication Council. 

Other resources for study presently 

available, in addition to the draft plan 
itself, include the Order of Worship 
developed by COCU the Principles of 
Church Union and Guidelines for' 
Structure published in 1967 and a bro- 
chure tracing development of COCU 
during the past ten years. 

The first series of regional interpre- 
tation sessions is planned for confer- 
ence and regional ministers, synod ex- 
ecutives and bishops of the nine 
churches, and others. 

These meetings will take place by 
October 30 in Minneapolis, Minn.; Co- 
lumbus, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Wash- 
ington, D. C; Memphis, Tenn.; Losl 
Angeles, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Dallas, 
Texas; Seattle, Wash.; St. Louis, Mo.; 
Atlanta, Ga.; and San Francisco, Calif, i 

One of the items on the agenda of 
these regional sessions will be consid-; 
eration of what other meetings are 
needed to advance the interpretation 
process, and the best ways to involved 
local communities in the study and re- 

COCU has urged that wherever pos- 
sible, the nine denominations study the 
plan together at the local level. 

The nine participating churches are' 
the African Methodist Episcopal, Afri-j 
can Methodist Episcopal Zion, Chris- 
tian Church (Disciples of Christ), 
Christian Methodist Episcopal, Episco- 
pal, Presbyterian Church in the U. S.J 
United Church of Christ, United Meth-j 
odist, and United Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S.A. 


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Williamsboro Church 
Holds Annual Meeting 

The annual meeting of St. John's, 
Williamsboro, was held October 11 
with the Church of the Holy Inno- 
cents at Henderson in charge of the 
worship and its choir participating. 

The speaker was C. F. W. Coker, 
who was appointed September 1, as 
records administrator with the State 
Department of Archives and History. 
He joined the staff of Archives and 
History as head of the Archives Sec- 
tion in 1963 and served in that capa- 
city until his recent promotion. 

Experiment Set Up 

lowing the Anglican rejection of the 
Anglican-Methodist union plan, the Rt. 
Rev. George Reindorp, bishop of 
Guildford, designated the whole of his 
Diocese as an "area of experiment" 
for cooperation with the Methodist 

He did so following a call from the 
archbishops of Canterbury and York 
for increased cooperation between An- 
glicans and Methodists at the local 

Bishop Reindorp said he was aware 
of continuing and controlled experi- 
ments in many areas within his diocese 
and hoped that these would proceed 
without further reference to him, pro- 
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Calvary Hosts Ecumenical Service 

... The Sun Shown In 

. . . Attended By 250 From All Denominations 

Calvary Church, Tarboro 

TARBORO — The young people of 
Calvary Episcopal Church, Tarboro, 
came back from the Diocese of North 
Carolina Youth Convention in Char- 
lotte having had a religious experience 
as well as an enjoyable time. When 
asked why they wanted to try to dupli- 
cate the service of Holy Communion 
in which they participated in Char- 
lotte, they said, "Because we would 
like to share this feeling of peace and 
love with the people in our home com- 
munity. . . ." 

Betsy Bass, president of Calvary 
E.Y.C., said: "Young people from the 
four downtown churches are participat- 
ing in this service which, although 
geared for youth, is directed toward 
adults. For so long it has been thought 
that young people don't care about 
God or religion. This service shows 

exactly how we feel, and we want to 
share it." 

After enthusiastic preparation had 
been made, the service was celebrated 
on May 3, at 9 a.m. Two hundred 
and fifty or so people of all denomi- 
nations attended. Young and old, 
grandmothers and babes in arms, ma- 
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in hats and gloves, and barefooted 
young people with flowers in their hair. 
People stood, sat on blankets or on 
chairs in an open field out-of-doors. 
We sang — we prayed — we thought 
— many of us cried — but most of all 
we celebrated the Lord's Supper. 

The passing of the Peace was more 
than a handshake. It was an embrace 
and a wishing the other person well in 
Christ. Everyone present was urged to 
participate as much as he or she could. 
The entire congregation came forward 
to present the individual offerings. 
Then a semi-circle was formed around 
the altar while the Rev. Charles M. 

Riddle, III (rector of Calvary Church) 
consecrated the Elements. 

Undoubtedly, the most moving mo- 
ment in the service came when the 
Rev. Mr. Riddle blessed the bread and 
wine for Communion, and the first 
faint ray of sun broke through the 
clouds. Were not two hundred and fifty 
people there to view it and swear to it, 
who would believe that the sun ac- 
tually shone strongly when "Let The 
Sun Shine" was sung as the hymn of 
celebration? It did! 

A giant circle formed at the close 
of the service when each person held 
his neighbors hand and stood quietly 
for a moment, joined in peace and love 
and prayer. We felt the presence of our 
Lord, and the people of the Tarboro 
community join together to express 
our heart-felt thanks for another ful- 
fillment of His promise "lo, I am with 
you always, even unto the end of the 



December 1970 


Bishops Letter . . . Page 2 
Mr. Smyth Dies . . . Page 3 
150th Birthday . . . Page 5 
A Look At The Church . . . Page 6 
New Program Concept . . . Page 9 
DioSCENE . . . Page 12 
GCYP Explained . . . Page 13 
Tarboro Gets Grant . . . Page 15 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 60 

December, 1970 

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N. C, 27609. 

Lord's Command Clear Cut: 

How Does Diocese Serve? 

Our Lord's clear-cut command to his disciples was to go out into the world and 
serve others. How does the Diocese of North Carolina fulfill this command? In 
other words, what work do the congregations of this diocese support? 

( 1 ) Christ the King Center is a neighborhood and worship center in Charlotte, 
directed by the Rev. James Kenyon. Last summer 240 black disadvantaged 
young people, ages 9-14, were involved in a program called "Camp-at-(Home." 
During the rest of the year, a congregation of adults and young people served 
their neighborhood and city with a full-blown, down-to-earth social program to 
meet the needs of the people in their area. All of this undertaking is based on 
Christian teaching and worship. 

(2) Genesis House is in the process of being formed in Chapel Hill. As the 
name indicates, this program is designed to be a way out of drug addiction for 
those who choose a way out. It will be a live-in and highly therapeutic program 
under the direction of Drug Action Committee. Robert Senior, M.D., an Episco- 
palian and churchman, provides professional medical service to this program 
and our chaplain, the Reverend Lex Mathews, serves as a consultant. This is the 
Church taking part in a program that provides a healing ministry and rehabilita- 
tion services for those whose lives have been trapped by drug abuse. 

( 3 ) Racial and Urban Affairs concerns itself with the nationwide problem of 
helping black and white people to learn to live together in dignity and mutual 
respect. The race problem in America is surrounded and aggravated by a host 
of other social problems, all of which fall under the umbrella of Racial and 
Urban Affairs, directed by the Rev. E. Nathaniel Porter, with the assistance of 
an interested and able board of directors. 

(4) Penick Home for the Ageing in Southern Pines. The concern of the diocese 
for the ageing is dramatically demonstrated by this beautiful home with its ex- 
tended services and relatively inexpensive fees for sixty-seven residents. The 
Reverend Robert McKewin brings to this work experience and training that en- 
ables the program to continue and expand. 

(5) The Thompson Orphanage, owned by the diocese but sharing its responsi- 
bility with the Dioceses of East Carolina and Western North Carolina, serves 
forty-eight children in its new home plus eighteen children in foster homes, plus 
eighteen in group homes. These facilities are open to all children of all races 
and are ah illustration of tender love and care as well as education and home- 

(6) Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of three black 
Episcopal colleges in the United States. After 103 years of service beginning in 
the aftermath of the Civil War, Saint Augustine's proudly boasts of an accredited 
collegiate program for over 1 100 students from 28 states and 5 foreign nations. At 
a time when white Americans are showing in increased interest in black America, 
Saint Augustine's is a monument to the Episcopal Church's concern to assist all 
people in achieving the most out of the life which God has given them. In the 
summer months, Saint Augustine's provides not only a summer school program 
for students but enables teachers of all races as well as municipal employees to 
prepare for the changes which are taking place in our society. 

(7) The Diocese of North Carolina through its 117 congregations shares in 
the ownership of St. Mary's Junior College, Raleigh, with the four other Caro- 
lina dioceses. St. Mary's provides a high school and junior college education for 
young women and has served many communicants of this diocese and their fami- 
lies for several generations. Education has long been a concern of the Episcopal 
Church, and St. Mary's has played a significant role in this concern. 

(8) The Diocese of North Carolina along with thirty-one other dioceses of the 
American Church shares in the ownership of the University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tennessee, which has recently evolved from an all men's college to a coeduca- 
tional college. The University of the South can rightly boast of an emphasis on 
quality education and has collected its share of academic awards to justify this 

(9) In co-operation with the four other Carolina dioceses, the Diocese of 

Continued on page 6 


The Churchman 

Contributions Cited In Bishop's Statement: 

Diocesan Leader Smyth Dies At 51 

GREENSBORO — Clergy of the 
Diocese of North Carolina were on 
hand here November 11 in an im- 
pressive tribute to the Rev. Thomas 
James Campbell Smyth who died at the 
age of 51 after a brief illness. The fu- 
neral was held at Holy Trinity Church 
which Mr. Smyth had served as rector. 

Commenting on Mr. Smyth's life- 
long contributions to the Church, the 
Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, bishop of 
the Diocese, said: 

"The Diocese of North Carolina will 
suffer greatly the loss of Tom Smyth 
who worked with me and the Diocese 
in a very loyal and supportive manner. 
We have all lost a good friend. He de- 
voted his life to the Episcopal Church 
in this Diocese and his ministry was 
his highest priority," the Bishop con- 

Mr. Smyth received a signal honor 
this summer when he received the Doc- 
tor of Divinity Degree from the Univer- 
sity of the South. The citation, signed 
by Edward McCready, vice-chancellor 
and president read as follows: 

"Thomas James Campbell Smyth, 
the Baccalaureate Preacher today, is 
dean of students at the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro and 
priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Stu- 
dent Center there. The fact that he can 
serve in these two positions with com- 
petence and success is a testimony to 
his ability and to his magnanimous 
spirit. He is an alumnus of the School 
of Theology and a Trustee of the Uni- 
versity. He has served the Church well, 
not only at the parochial level but in his 
Diocese, and in the National Church as 
a delegate to the 1963 Anglican Con- 
gress, and seven times a Deputy to 
General Convention. 

"His talents have not only been 
sought within the Church. His repu- 
tation as a wise counsellor and a man 
of ability was recognized when he was 
appointed two years ago dean of stu- 
dents at the University of North Caro- 
lina at Greensboro. Last year he was a 
member of the White House Confer- 
ence for Voluntary Action. 

"The University of the South recog- 
nizes the many contributions to the 
Church and to education of Thomas 
James Campbell Smyth and is pleased 

. . . Long Service To The Church At An End 





Belfast, Northern Ireland 

Onondaga Valley Academy, Syracuse, 

New York 
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut 
Elon College, North Carolina (BA De- 

School of Theology, The University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tennessee (BD 

The University of the South (D.D. De- 
gree — Honorary) 

Married Julia Pepper of Walnut Cove, 

North Carolina, 1945 
Two sons: William E. Smyth, Teacher, 

Darlington School, Rome, Georgia; 

December 1970 



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to confer on him today the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa." 

Mr. Smyth, 51, died after an illness 
of about three weeks. 

A special requiem was held at 11 
a.m., followed by funeral services at 
2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal 

Thomas J. C. Smyth, Jr., The Uni- 
versity of the South 

St. Thomas' Church, Reidsville, North 

Carolina, 1944-48 
Church of the Epiphany, Leaksville, 

North Carolina, 1944-46 
Director, Vade Mecum Camps, 1945- 


Christ Church, Milton, North Carolina, 

St. Mary's Church, High Point, North 

Carolina, 1948-53 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky 

Mount, North Carolina, 1953-64 
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 

Greensboro, North Carolina, 1964- 


Episcopal Chaplain — The University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro, Guil- 
ford College, and Greensboro Col- 

Standing Committee, 1954-64 

Executive Council, 1951-55, 1958-60, 
1963-Present; Chairman of Board 
of Missions; Chairman of Depart- 
ment of Overseas Missions 

Diocesan Survey Commission, 1952 

Deputy to General Convention, 1952, 
1955, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 
1969, 1970 

Delegate to Anglican Congress, 1963 

Delegate to Provincial Synods 

National Advisory Commission Town 
and Country Work 1958-60 

Dean, Northwest Convocation, 1964- 

Board of Trustees: The University of 
the South, St. Mary's Junior College, 
Chairman of the Board, 1967-1970 

Editor, "The Impact of Religion" se- 
ries, Greensboro Daily News 1967- 


Mr. Smyth, an Episcopal priest and 
former rector at Holy Trinity Church, 
formerly served churches at Rocky 
Mount, High Point, Reidsville and 

Before his appointment as dean of 

students here in July 1968, he was 
Episcopal chaplain for the university. 

He was chairman of the board of 
trustees for St. Mary's Junior College 
in Raleigh and a member of the board 
of trustees of the University of the 
South, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Mr. Smyth was born in Belfast, 
North Ireland, but his family moved 
to the United States when he was a 
year old. He was a graduate of Elon 
College and held a divinity degree from 
the University of the South. 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS : Member of the National Association of 

Student Personnel Administrators 
Member of the North Carolina Asso- 
ciation of Student Personnel Admin- 

Member of the American Association 
for Higher Education 

FINAL POSITION: Dean of Students, The University of 

North Carolina at Greensboro 
Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary's House, 
Episcopal Student Center, Greens- 
boro, North Carolina 


The Churchman 

. Head 'Happy Face Department' At Cornerstone Laying 

New Parish House To Be Dedicated: 

Christ Church. Raleigh, 150 Yrs. Old 

RALEIGH — The dedication here 
of a new parish house on Sunday, 
December 13, will mark the high point 
of the 150th anniversary observance 
of Christ Church. Also scheduled in 
connection with the dedication is con- 
firmation, homecoming for former 
members of the church and the first 
Family Buffet Luncheon (which is ex- 
pected to become a monthly event) . 

The luncheon will follow the 
10:30 a.m. service and will be served 
out of what is being called "Wake 
County's finest kitchen." The adequacy 
of the new kitchen didn't just happen. 
Senior Warden Charles W. Winston 
made sure it happened. The fact that 
he is a co-owner of remarkably success- 
ful Angus Barn Restaurant at Raleigh 
provides all of the necessary explana- 

Christ Church began a fall observ- 
ance of its 150th anniversary Novem- 
ber 1 with a cornerstone laying for its 
new Parish House. 

James M. Peden, Sr. is chairman of 
a steering committee which is responsi- 
ble for a number of activities planned 
in connection with the 150th anni- 
versary. Gordon Smith, Jr. is chairman 
of the building committee. 

The new facility, now being com- 
pleted at a cost in excess of a 
half-million dollars, will house an am- 
bitious Sunday school program, ac- 
cording to the Rev. B. Daniel Sapp, 
rector. The three-story facility includes 
classrooms for nursery through adult 
religious education programs. 

Included also are auditorium, gym- 
nasium, kitchen and large group meet- 
ing facilities. The church's offices will 

also be housed in the new building. The 
parish is currently developing an array 
of activities which is expected to utilize 
the faoility on a seven-day-a-week 
basis, Mr. Sapp said. 

Following the cornerstone cere- 
mony Christ Church parishioners were 
served a box lunch and conducted on 
tours through the new building by 
young people of the congregation. 

Christ Church was established 150 
years ago with 35 members. The first 
bishop of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina, John Stark Ravenscroft, served 
as the parish's first rector prior to his 

During the Civil War the church 
was utilized as a hospital for Confed- 
erate troops. The cock atop the Christ 
Church steeple has long been regarded 
as one of Raleigh's historic landmarks. 

December 1970 


A Distinguished Layman Speaks Out: 

What's RIGHT With The Episcopal Church 

President, Seaboard 
Coastline Railroad 

Editor's Note: This article is re- 
printed from The Episcopalian, 
July issue, 1970. The reprint was 
requested by laymen and clergy 
of the Diocese. 

To my way of thinking the United 
States of America is the greatest coun- 
try this world has ever seen. I will put 
my life on the line for it, and have. 
Nevertheless, I think our country can 
do some of the most stupid things that 
can be imagined. But my saying that 
does not lessen my loyalty to it one bit. 

I think that through the Internal 
Revenue Service an attempt is being 
made to reshape the social and eco- 
nomic concept of America, and it really 
burns me up. I could list for you 100 
other things the Government is doing 
which disturb me no end. But I am 
not about to leave it, and I am not 
going to let it affect my feeling of 
patriotism and loyalty. Those actions 
only spur me on to become more ac- 
tive in trying to bring about changes 
in a government in which I believe. 

I feel the same way about the 
Church. For seven years I served on 
the Executive Council of our national 
church. I have seen many actions taken 
with which I violently disagree and 
have expressed that disagreement loud 
and long, far and wide. But this does 
not mean that I am leaving my church, 
or that I am supporting it less, or 
that I am in any way diminishing my 
loyalty to it. I believe I need my church 
and it needs me. 

Representative Government 

In governmental matters where we 
disagree, we express that disagreement 
at the ballot box. I thank goodness we 
can do the same thing the same way in 
our church. We have a representative 
form of government in our nation and a 
representative form of government in 
our church. I am thankful we do not 
have a totalitarian form in either. 

Certainly we have problems in our 
church. We have problems throughout 
Christendom. Many various and severe 
ones deal directly with the mission of 
the Church. In our rapidly changing 
times the solutions selected may not be 

correct. Nobody really knows. But we 
must keep trying. 

There is much concern, and often 
vitriolic condemnation of the national 
church, and particularly of the Execu- 
tive Council, when it determines a 
course of action. Many times I think 
the action taken is as wrong as can be. 

Over the years I was on the Execu- 
tive Council I became deeply involved 
in many of these things. It has been an 
interesting, challenging, and often frus- 
trating experience. That body has 
struggled with problems over and over 
again. It has been widely criticized and 
I have often been one of the critics. 
But there are some surprising things 
about these criticisms. 

Many of you are probably unaware 
that the Council is often criticized for 
being too conservative and for being 
too slow to act. The Executive Council 
gets a great deal of criticism from peo- 
ple who say they despair of the 
church ever becoming an effective 
agent for change in the world. 

Social Thrust 

We also get criticism, of course, say- 
ing the Church has foolishly jettisoned 
her God-appointed role of the redemp- 
tion of persons in favor of an allout 
thrust in the field of social and political 
manipulation. I personally feel both 
criticisms are frequently accurate. 

I have learned one other thing. Too 
frequently both these criticisms con- 
tain a similar ingredient: they ignore 
the facts. 

For example, let's look at the criti- 

cism that is now causing more com- ' 
ment than any of the others at this : 
time. This has to do with the money 
the Church is supposedly giving to the i 
Black Economic Development Confer- 

At least 100 people have complained 
to me about this. Let me say to you that 
I disagree with the action taken, but I 
have talked to almost nobody who 
really knows what is being done in 
this connection. To begin with, the ac- 
tion taken at the Convention at South I 
Bend was somewhat vague in specifics. 
It left the matter, in essence, to the 
Executive Council. And the Executive 
Council acted as directed. 

Here is what it did. It determined 
unequivocally and without question 
that no money coming from any dio- 
cese to the national church for the sup- 
port of the General Church Program, ' 
or to meet the quota assigned to the 
diocese, would be used for this pur- 

To say that the Executive Council is 
using your money for this fund is just « 
as wrong as it can be. It is not and 
it cannot. 

It merely provided a place where ■ 
anyone who wanted to give to this fund 
could send the money. 

NC Black Churchmen 

Then the question was left as to j 
where the money was to go. Most peo- . 
pie say that it has to be given to the ' 
Black Economic Development Confer- 
ence. Such is not the case. The money i 
was specifically to be given (without j 

How Does Diocese Serve 

(Continued from page 2) 
North Carolina owns and uses the Kanuga Conference Center at Hendersonville, 
North Carolina. Kanuga has long been a warm and exciting experience in the 
lives of many communicants, young and old, of this diocese. This has been en- 
hanced by the construction of a beautiful, comfortable, and new hotel. When 
one thinks of Kanuga, it isn't the buildings or the program or the food that one 
remembers — it is the spirit of Kanuga, and this spirit is found in people, in prayer, 
and in God's beautiful creation. 

'(10) The Diocese of North Carolina shows its concern for other people 
through its participation in the program of the National Church which has as 
its targets the work of the Church overseas as well as on the home front. Here 
we commit to others, in trust and good faith, the responsibility to witness for us 
where we by time and distance and experience cannot be. 

Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to serve others. The parish, 
the diocese, and the national Church find their true life by trying to live our 
Lord's life which, above all else, was a life of service to others. 


The Churchman 

Who Is Prime Osborn? 

Mr. Osborn is President of 
the Seaboard Coastline Railroad 
Company and is a Vestryman of 
St. Mark's Church, Jacksonville, 
Fla. He recently retired as a mem- 
ber of the Executive Council of 
the Episcopal Church after serv- 
ing for seven years. 

He has served as a Depu- 
ty to General Convention from 
Alabama, Kentucky and East 
Carolina. He was Chairman of 
Laymen's Work in Alabama and 
Kentucky and served on the 
Executive Committees of these 

A lawyer, Mr. Osborn is li- 
censed to practice in Alabama, 
Kentucky, North Carolina, sev- 
eral Federal courts and the Su- 
preme Court of the United States. 

This article is based on an ad- 
dress which he gave at St. Mark's, 

any strings attached) to the National 
Conference of Black Churchmen, pro- 
ivided the Executive Council found that 
organization could meet the criteria of 
the General Convention Special Pro- 

Some are saying this was a subter- 
fuge. Insofar as the action taken is con- 
cerned, however, there is absolutely not 
one nickel of the money sent in by 
people who want to give, to be given 
by the Executive Council or any other 
body of our church, to the Black Eco- 
nomic Development Conference. 

Now, if the National Committee of 
Black Churchmen desires to give the 
BEDC the money, we have nothing to 
say about it. The National Committee 
was reluctant to be a conduit and said 
so. They were assured by the Execu- 
tive Council that they were not re- 
quired to give this money to the so- 
called "Bedse" group. 

Then the Executive Council had the 
problem of determining whether or not 
the National Committee of Black 
Churchmen was an organization advo- 
cating violence. It determined that it 
was not, after an hours-long interroga- 
tion of its director. I felt the Council 
to be wrong in this. But on the basis of 
the vote, there were only two of us 
who felt that way. 

In the minds of many this is a basis 
for non-support of the Church. I, too, 
feel this should not have been done, 
but to say this is a basis for non- 
support of the Church is, to me, com- 
pletely wrong. To begin with, the 
Church is not involved in it. The funds 

of the Church are not involved in it. 
Many people in the Church who feel as 
strongly one way as you or I do in the 
other, were merely given an opportun- 
ity to give money specifically to this 

Personally, I feel we lost this one. 
But we win some and we lose some. 
We have won many controversies 
which probably could be characterized 
as a conflict between the liberal and 
conservative views. 

Vietnam War 

For example; there has been much 
agitation, as you would expect, for ac- 
tion condemning the Vietnam war, con- 
demning the draft, or condemning 
any participation in any military effort. 

Virtually all these have been de- 
feated. Moreover, we have established 
as a vital, full-participating section of 
the staff of the Executive Council the 
ministry to the Armed Forces. We have 
a bishop in charge of this activity and 
support 149 chaplains in all parts of 
the world assigned to our Armed 
Forces. Over $260,000, or 2 percent, 
of the total budget is spent in this ef- 

Sometimes I think we are all too 
prone to pick up those items where 
the Church has taken action with 
which we do not agree and we let that 
become paramount in our thinking. We 
tend to overlook the major efforts being 
made by our national church with 
which we do agree. 

Let me say I am proud to be an 
Episcopalian. I am proud of the work 

which my church does as a unified 
national church. Today nearly one-half 
of all the money the Church has — 
all the money you give to the national 
church — is used in spreading the Gos- 
pel of Jesus Christ throughout the 

Of our approximately $13 million 
budget, almost $6 million of it is spent 
in overseas work. Forty-four percent of 
our budget is allocated to this alone, 
and this does not include many other 
types of old-time missionary work. 

We have nineteen dioceses and dis- 
tricts overseas which are supported by 
the Church and we assist churches and 
missionaries and other projects in 
forty-two countries. The Church uses 
your money to tell people who never 
heard of it, of the saving grace of 
Jesus Christ, as we have done for 200 

We also help people overseas in de- 
veloping new agricultural techniques; 
in teaching; we help them run hospi- 
tals; we train them for leadership; we 
help them to become self-sufficient and 
to take their rightful places of leader- 
ship in their church and in their na- 

World Relief 

Over 2 percent of our budget is 
spent in world relief. Today through 
the utilization of your funds we sup- 
port the Vietnam Christian Services 
which right now is providing doctors, 
nurses, and medical care for refugees 
in Vietnam. 

Diocesan Subsidies 

Other than the administrative costs 
the next largest item in our budget — 
over 6 percent — is in direct financial 
subsidy to the diocese in the United 
States for their own budgetary items 
which they cannot themselves fund. 

As an example of this, over $500,- 
000 is spent in the West in five major 
regions in Indian work. We have sixty- 
five clergymen and 151 lay people 
working in eleven dioceses in this In- 
dian effort. 

Over $200,000 is spent each year 
in working with the deaf, blind, and 
with refugees. In Florida the national 
church helps support the effort to find 
homes for the Cuban refugees and to 
counsel them as well. 

The Church puts out a monthly 
newsletter in Braille for blind people 
and a talking book edition of The 
Episcopalian magazine. The hymnal 
and prayer book are all printed in 
Braille. We provide scholarships for 

December 1970 


deaf seminary students to serve blind 
and deaf parishes. 

When the staff of the Executive 
Council was reorganized, one of the 
major divisions set up was one to ren- 
der service to dioceses, and over 2 per- 
cent of the entire budget was allocated 
for this group. 

It is well known that we are having 
difficulty obtaining adequate priests, 
both in numbers and in quality. Three 
percent of the budget is spent on this 
problem. A great effort is being under- 
taken in improving theological educa- 
tion in screening, recruiting, and train- 
ing professional men and women for 
work in the Church and in continuing 
education and deployment of our cler- 

Cannot we all take unstinted pride 
and glory in these kinds of activities 
which comprise the bulk of the effort 
of the Executive Council and our na- 
tional church? 

Now the Episcopal Church is not 
refusing to confront the problems of 
the day. This is where we get into 
difficulty because of our great conflicts 
of view. Even in this area, however, 
there are things I think we can all be 
proud of. 

GC Special Program 

The General Convention Special 
Program was set up by the General 
Convention in Seattle in 1967, and the 
Executive Council was directed to or- 
ganize a program to help the poor and 
disenfranchized. Specifically, it was di- 
rected to provide support, and to use 
the Church's influence and economic 
power to support, justice and self-de- 
termination for the poor and powerless. 

The GCSP section was established 
to carry this out. You have heard of 
many grants where you have disagreed 
completely. And, I have too. But I 
certainly don't disagree with all of 

Let me give you a couple of ex- 

The Avondale Community Council 
was funded in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 
Council is comprised of fifty different 
groups — both white and black people 
are involved. They have terrific prob- 
lems in housing, community planning, 
education, health improvement, and the 
like. This council has set up a credit 
union, a building and zoning commit- 
tee, an adult education committee, and 
has even had a festival with over 15,- 
000 people attending. They have 
helped to raise the standards of the 
poor people in this community. 

Youth Joins 'Churchman' Team 

The Youth Commission of the Diocese has voted to take an active part 
in publication of "The Churchman." 

At their last meeting at the "Terraces" in Pinehurst they elected Miss 
Judith Sapp of Raleigh as editor. Working with her will be Miss Blair 
Cofield of High Point and Buddy Porter of Rocky Mount. Reporters will 
be appointed from each convocation. 

Speaking of what they would like to do, Miss Sapp said they wanted 
to put in "The Churchman" not only news and names, but "a collection 
of ideas and feelings about what is going on in the church." 

"The Churchman" Board welcomes their interest and looks forward to 
their contribution with keen anticipation. 

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a grant was 
made to the Northport Day Care Cen- 
ter which is directed and controlled by 
the poor people of the local community 
to provide care and training for the 
children of the local poor people and 
to provide an opportunity for their par- 

Another grant was made to St. Pa- 
trick's Episcopal Church in Washing- 
ton, D. C. for their store-front mis- 
sion in the ghetto area that was burned 
out during the violence following Dr. 
King's assassination. Through this 
grant they were able to reopen this 

The Southern Rural Action Project 
was given a grant. This organization 
has established twelve cooperative 
workshops in Mississippi. These poor 
people produce handicraft products 
and the corporation markets their 
products all over the South. This group 
includes farm laborers, sharecroppers, 
and domestics who, when they started, 
were earning an average of less than 
$10 a week. Today they are earning 
the minimum national wage. 

These are just a few of the projects. 
I will admit I have picked them out 
carefully. They do illustrate the kind 
of programs and projects, however, 
which the Church is funding under this 
GCSP and which seem to me cannot 
be the basis of objecting to the pro- 
gram. They have made other grants 
with which I am not in accord today, 
nor was I when they were made. But 
again, we lose some and we win some. 

I am concerned about the future of 
the GCSP. I want to be heard in the 
development of this program and its 

Let me tell you about another 
Church-sponsored undertaking which 
has been very successful. This is a 
ghetto loan and investment committee. 
A group of bankers make loans to 
ghetto-led projects to get them started. 
This program was adopted because the 
Council was convinced that American- 

ism and the capitalist system can plaj 
an important role in bringing about a 
solution to racial problems. 

As you can see from this very su- 
perficial review, the Episcopal Church- 
through its Executive Council is verji 
active. It is concerning itself with al|* 
aspects of life. 

The vast bulk of the money which 
it receives is going for undertakings 
with which nobody can take issue. It 
is striking out into other non-historic* 
areas of concern where solutions are 
provoking controversy. In these experi- 
mental efforts much of what it is doing| 
is obviously good. 

I can't help but quote the Presiding 
Bishop at this point because I so agree 
with him. He said recently: 

"I honestly believe that to grow bit- 
ter in theological debate is a mor£ 
grave heresy than an outright denial of 
an accepted doctrine." 

Church Needs Us 

You are Christians. You are Chris- 
tians in a vigorous and viable Episcopal 
Church. As such, we recognize that 
above all other things we need the 
Church. We need the Church for our 
own personal and individual require- 
ments. We need it to help us meet the 
demands placed on us by our Lord. We 
need it to help us to live our lives. 
We need it for the future of our land.. 
We need it for our children's sake. 
We need it to seek peace — that kind 
of peace which defies understanding. I 

But the Church also needs us. The 
Church needs us to be participants in 
its affairs. It needs us to help de- 
termine how to deal with the problems 
of the day. It needs us to survive. 

A church in Italy was bombed out. 
As our soldiers came into the nave 
they saw a statue of Jesus that had been 
subjected to severe bombardment. Al- 
though it was still standing, it had' no 
arms. Someone had placed a sign on it 
which said, 

"I have no hands but yours." 


The Churchman 

Task Force Established: 

Diocese Has New Program Concept 

Editor's Note: A study committee has just completed a report on 
diocesan program activities with a view toward enhancing the scope and 
effectiveness of such programs in the 70's. The study committee was 
headed by the Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, suffragan bishop of the 
Diocese. Other members were the Rev. William H. Hethcock, the Rev. 
Nathaniel H. Porter, the Rev. Will S. Spong, the Rev. Downs C. Spitler 
and Ben F. Park. Following is the study committee's report to the Dio- 
cesan Council which at a September meeting approved a recommended 
Diocesan Program Task Force. 

Suffragan Bishop, Diocese of N. C. 

There is perhaps a new direction 
present in the way the Christian Gospel 
is received: and understood. All of us in 
the Church should be looking at this 
possibility in order better to understand 
how the Church may be relating to the 
culture in which it exists in the 1970's. 

During the last century and the early 
part of this one the Christian Gospel 
was presented in a specific framework 
and style. This style proceeded from 
the concept of what a man is like as it 
was understood and taught in the west- 
ern culture during those years. The 
doctrine of man as it was taught em- 
phasized his fallen nature. He was a 
corrupted creature from whom little 
good could be expected. All men were 
considered to be miserable whether 
they knew it or not as a result of their 
own innate sinfulness, and the remedy 
for this misery was seen to be a com- 
plete resignation to the grace and mer- 
cies of God as shown in the saving 

There was nothing untrue about this 
doctrine. It continues to be innately 
true within the Christian Gospel today, 
but there may have been something un- 
true about the degree to which it was 
preached and emphasized. Before a 
man could enter into the Church and 
accept the Gospel as his own, before 
he could submit to Jesus as the Lord, it 
was necessary for him to degrade him- 
self by admissions of profound guilt at 
every turn and by conceding that noth- 
ing good was possible for him regard- 
less of how hard he tried. 

Perhaps neoorthodoxy made its own 
effort to correct this misconception. It 
certainly laid the groundwork for the 
modern doctrine of man. The death of 
God theologians speaking during the 

60's for good or ill finally opened 
the subject for the clearest view of the 
problem. They dared to say that man 
may not be as evil as we had supposed 
him to be. 

The Church is not responsible for 
the new doctrine of man, but she is 
beginning to respond to its presence. 
The whole sweep and movement of our 
times is responsible. Young people 
think of themselves as being beautiful 
and worthy because they are human 
beings. Blacks think of themselves as 
being deserving of freedom and equal- 
ity simply because they are human be- 
ings. Women are pressing for their 
equal rights with men because their 
second class citizenship is not tolerable 

"Therefore, the purpose of 
program in the Diocese of 
North Carolina shall be: 
'To move persons in their 
lives toward achieving the 
maximum possible free- 
dom and dignity as crea- 
tures of God'." 

in the light of the new concept of what 
human beings are. Especially in the 
United States where equality among 
men and freedom are a part of the 
Constitution itself, personal self-esteem 
gives rise to both radical liberalism and 
radical conservatism as super-dooper 
expressions of man's innate worth. 

The Church rushes to catch up. We 
realize that these concepts of man are 
related to our own doctrine of the 
beauty and worth of God's human crea- 
tures. The new concept of what a man 
is like is Christian. This beauty and 
worth were underlined by the Incarna- 

tion in which God chose to put upon 
Himself human flesh, not thereby de- 
grading His own dignity, but expand- 
ing the dignity of humanness. The 
Church is beginning slowly to under- 
stand that it is no longer necessary to 
beat up a man into degradation in or- 
der to bring him to the benefits of the 
Gospel, but that helping him to under- 
stand his worth and beauty and to cele- 
brate that in an act of worship are also 
a valid, if not indeed a more signifi- 
cant means, to enter into relationship 
with God through Christ. 

With these concepts in mind, the 
Program Committee adopts this con- 
cern as being central for all program 
activities in the Diocese of North Caro- 

"Man is created by God, and he is 
the chief creature among all the crea- 
tures within the creation, with a maxi- 
mum of freedom and dignity. When we 
behave in any way 'that limits man's 
freedom and dignity, we are acting con- 
trary to God. When the Church does 
her job, she acts to bring about the 
maximum possible freedom and dignity 
for man living in the world." 

Therefore, the purpose of program 
in the Diocese of North Carolina shall 

"To move persons in their lives to- 
ward achieving the maximum possible 
freedom and dignity as creatures of 


A. We are assuming that the harder 
we make responsibility given to gifted 
clergy the better the net results will be. 
We intend to make the jobs hard, re- 
quire a great deal, and go after the best 
men we have. We then intend to pre- 
sent a program which we offer without 

B. It is of critical import that the 
divisions of the Program Task Force 
function constantly so that no program 
need in the Diocese has ever to be 
considered as an isolated incident in 
program. We ought to be able to locate 
the program anticipations in the Dio- 
cese within the program divisions as 
they are conceived. There is a place 
within the program divisions for all of 
the activity currently conceived in the 
Diocesan life. 

C. We intend for the Program Task 

December 1970 


Force to see its task as changing the 
trend in the Diocesan leadership in 
such a way that this group becomes 
the powerful group in determing the 
direction for the Diocese while yielding 
to the Diocesan Council the task of de- 
ciding on financial arrangements and 
hearing concise and well-prepared 
documents from the Program Task 
Force. In this design program should 
be taking the place of busy work in 
the Council. The Program Task Force 
will become the lobbying agent in the 
Diocese by virtue of its ability to de- 
fine clearly its program to the Council 
so that there is always less debate and 
more primary proposals made. 

D. Finally, we are assuming that 
this entire enterprise depends upon ef- 
fective planning, careful selection of 
the personnel involved, willingness on 
the part of a group of people to com- 
mit themselves to a program task in the 
Diocese, and a willingness to see this 
as an opportunity to serve the Church 
in what appears to be an extremely 
critical time. 


1 . The Director of Program is placed 
in our structure immediately beneath 
the Bishops. In this position he pre- 
sides over a group of program divi- 
sions. Each division has a chairman, 
one consultant, and three members. 
Each of these divisions has "program 
power" which would be derived from 
common effort of the whole group with 
the direction of the Bishop and the 
Director of Program. 

2. The following divisions are sug- 
gested : 

( 1 ) Missions — parochial, domes- 
tic, and foreign. 

(2) Race 

(3) Urban Culture 

(4) Professional Clergymen 
(g) Continuing Education 

(6) Pastoral Care and Counseling 

(7) Stewardship and Communica- 

(8) Applied Worship 

(9) Theological Reflections 

(10) Institutions 

(11) Youth (Primary through Sec- 

(12) Youth (College) 

(13) Secular Systems (Business, 

3. The North Carolina Church- 
man is seen as a tool of the Office of 
Program. It encompasses the above 
mentioned units. The primary goal of 
The Churchman would be to publi- 
cize and promote Diocesan program. 

Its secondary goal would enhance its 
other functions, such as publicizing 
good models of program in local con- 
gregations and giving information on 
national church happenings. 

Ben F. Park as consultant to the 
Diocese in public relations and editor 
of The Churchman would be an ex 
officio member of the Program Task 
Force (mentioned above). It would be 
helpful if The North Carolina 
Churchman would reflect almost sole- 
ly program maintenance and manage- 
ment in the Diocese. 

4. The Director of Program would 
have the responsibility to carry out the 
following duties: 

(a) To give leadership to the Pro- 
gram Task Force with respect to di- 
visional leadership, management, and 

(b) To interpret the Program Task 
Force and its feelings and projected 
needs to the Bishops. 

Young adult North Carolinians who 
appear destined for positions of leader- 
ship in the State have been given an 
opportunity to prepare themselves to 
deal with what will likely be one of 
their biggest headaches — racial prob- 

Four seminars have been conducted 
by John E. Shields and the Rev. Rich- 
ard Ottaway of Winston-Salem. Using 
a grant from the Department of Urban 
and Racial Affairs of the Episcopal 
Diocese of North Carolina, they have 
operated projects in Raleigh, Durham, 
Charlotte, and Greensboro. Sessions 
have been completed in Raleigh at St. 
Mark's Episcopal Mission and in Dur- 
ham at St. Titus Episcopal Church. 

At St. Mark's and St. Titus for four 
weekly sessions these young men with 
leadership potential confronted Blacks 
— businessmen, government workers, 
social activists, militants — who know 
racism first-hand. The leaders could 
challenge, dispute, argue with or accept 
the Blacks' viewpoints. 

Out of it, Shields and Ottaway hope, 
has come an awareness on the leaders' 
part of the many forms of racism in 
American society, its ramifications and 
the ways they can cope with it. 

Shields is president of Winston- 
Salem Citizens for Fair Housing and 
this year's Winston-Salem Young Man 

(c) To retain consultants for given 
programs of various divisions. 

(d) To refer Diocesan needs to the 
appropriate division leaders for reflec- 
tion, judgment and action. 

(e) To encourage the Program Task 
Force to be an action group to in- 
fluence positive program in the Diocese 
both to the people as well as to the 
Diocesan Council. 

(f ) To encourage the base of respon- 
sible power in the Diocese to be wid- 
ened (to include the several abilities of 
many people as noted in 4(a) ), while 
retaining centralized structure within 
the Diocesan House, i.e., the Bishops 
and the Director of Program. 

(g) To consult with the division 
leaders reviewing their divisions with 
respect to goals, strategies, problems, 
theological interpretations, etc. 

(h) To refer all specific tasks previ- 
ously done by himself to the respon- 

of the Year. A real estate appraiser by 
profession, he recently left the firm of 
Moore-Shields Appraisal Co. Inc. to 
work on the leadership project and do 
free-lance appraisjng. 

Ottaway, an Episcopal clergyman, is 
director of the Church and Industry 
Institute at Wake Forest University. He 
is also director of a new non-profit 
corporation called Human Enterprises, 
Inc. that was started to plan and oper- 
ate projects to develop human potential 
and enhance the quality of life. Com- 
munity Leadership Services is one of 
these projects. 

Their basic assumption is that 
America is rapidly shifting from a ra- 
cially segregated to an integrated so- 
ciety, that problems will inevitably 
arise, and they can best be handled by 
leaders who understand them. 

A mix between dialogue and con- 
frontation was planned between Blacks 
and white leaders. Ottaway states that 
"In a segregated society there is no way 
for people of one race to know how 
people of another race feel. So we are 
creating a hypothetical arena." Shields 
and Ottaway hope the leaders will de- 
velop and maintain relationships with 
the Blacks so that when they rise into 
high-level positions, they will have es- 
tablished networks of communication 
and information. 

Diocese Sponsors Series Of 
Seminars On Racial Problems 


The Churchman 

Three 'Can Do Teams Emerge: 

Christ Church, Charlotte 
Turns Concern Into Action 

sible division and division leader. 

(i) To invite such independent per- 
sonnel — financial, business, Bishop, 
etc. (as shall be deemed beneficial) — 
for a specific task or issue in program 

5. Responsibility of the Program 
Task Force (which is composed of the 
leaders of the various divisions) are: 

(a) Meet monthly to determine Di- 
ocesan program and Diocesan program 
strategy based always on a previously 
set program agenda into which each 
division feeds. 

(b) Hear each month a detailed 
analysis of at least one division of the 
Diocesan program (particularly as it 
relates to its timeliness together with a 
projected strategy for the next twelve 

(c) Reflect confrontingly the nature 
of the Diocesan program with a view 
toward preparing its presentation to 
Council and Convention. 

(d) Analyzing existing program with 
respect to its personnel, effectiveness, 
and funding. 

(e) Make public through The 
North Carolina Churchman the 
the strategy of program to the people 
of the Diocese together with its con- 
tinual theological interpretation. 

(f) Invite consultants, trainers, 
and/or other resources as may be need- 
ed for program implementation. 

(g) Advise the Director of Program 
and through him appraise the Bishops 
of program strategy in the Diocese. 

(h) Function as the authoritative 
agency in the Diocese on program from 
which program dissemination is made. 

(i) Meet for more extended period 
of time throughout the year when it 
becomes necessary and/ or expedient to 
prepare a full program perspectus for 
the Diocese through the Council and 
the Convention, this report to occupy 
Council time at its pre-budget imple- 
mentation meeting and to be circulated 
and presented finally at the Diocesan 

Long Range Goals 
Area No. 1 

The Clergy: 

Our Concern: To continue to up- 
grade the professional competence and 
job satisfaction among clergy. 
Goals for 1970: 

A. To promote the education and to 
stress the importance of raising clergy 

B. To provide a well planned clergy 
conference in October. 

Christ Church, Charlotte 

More than 100 Episcopalians are in- 
volved in Koinonia — a movement 
which began this past spring in Christ 
Church, Charlotte. Koinonia is the 
Greek word meaning "fellowship" or 
"community." It was chosen by a steer- 
ing committee of communicants who 
are interested in translating Christian 
concern into action. "This is an action, 
not a debating movement," the steering 
committee emphasized. 

After several organizational meet- 
ings the committee staged two rallies 
in May, inviting communicants and 
other local Episcopalians to become 
part of three emerging groups: Com- 
munity Action, Racial Relations and 

A few weeks later some 25 members 
of the Community Actions subcom- 
mittee signed a petition and presented 
it to members of the Charlotte City 
Council and Mecklenburg County 
Commissioners during a mass meeting 
called by the Freedom Neighborhood 
Association of the Villa Heights area of 
Charlotte. Purpose of the petition was 
to support efforts of the residents to 
get acceptance of a grass-roots design 
for a neighborhood center instead of 
the plan proposed by the Model Cities 
Commission. Since the mass meeting 

C. To provide an informal gather- 
ing of the clergy and wives in order to 
promote friendship and morale. 

Area No. 2 

The Church at Worship : 

Our Concern: To educate and in- 
form the Diocese of the liturgical 
changes and proposals as a result of the 
1970 General Convention. 

Goals for 1970: 

A. To publicize and inform clergy 
and laity of any liturgical changes that 
may come about as a result of the 
1970 General Convention. To sponsor 
a conference for clergy and lay people 
in Winston-Salem with an expert to 
inform and demonstrate the liturgical 

the Model Cities director has resigned, 
plans drawn by the neighborhood as- 
sociation have been approved and 
broad recognition has been given self- 
help of the Freedom Neighborhood 
Association itself. 

Members of the Racial Relations 
Subcommittee have established dia- 
logue sessions with a number of black 
church groups with an eye toward in- 
creasing the breadth and depth of inter- 
racial contact between church mem- 

The Housing Subcommittee is ac- 
quiring federal funds to build housing 
and apartment units in sections of 
Charlotte other than those in which 
the disadvantaged predominate. Sev- 
eral members of the subcommittee are 
in businesses and professions closely 
connected to the project, and concrete 
results should be visible within the near 
future. Other interests of the Housing 
Subcommittee center around "open and 
fair housing." 

All three ad hoc subcommittees are 
open to participation by any member 
of Christ Church and other Episco- 
palians who wish to translate faith into 
action. There are few formal meetings, 
and a member's participation is con- 
sidered his vote. When specific ob- 
jectives have been accomplished, a giv- 
en subcommittee may disband, freeing 
its members for other projects. 

B. To insure good liturgical practice 
at all Diocesan functions. 

C. The Diocesan Liturgical Com- 
mission to continue to function in co- 
operation with the Bishops, so that the 
liturgical practice may be understood 
and used correctly. 

Area No. 3 

Better Racial Understanding and Co- 

Our Concern: To promote a minis- 
try of reconciliation among racial 
groups and to combat racism in our 

Goals for 1970: 

A. Under the directorship of the 
Reverend Nathaniel Porter to continue 
to inform parishes and missions of the 

December 1970 


Diocese of the problems relating to 

B. To promote seminars in four key 
cities in our Diocese concerning the 
racial problem. 

Area No. 4 

The Ministry of the Diocesan Missions: 
Our Concern: To up-grade the 
missionary strategy of the Diocese and 
deployment of clergy and laity. 
Goals for 1970: 

A. To evaluate and to provide mis- 
sionary strategy of the Diocese and to 
make appropriate recommendations to 
the Bishops and Diocesan Council. 

B. To continue to up-grade mission- 
ary salaries for clergy. 

C. To involve mission clergy in the 
planning and programming of their 

D. To continue to use part-time cler- 
gy where necessary and to review the 
effectiveness of clergy deployment in 

Area No. 5 

The Ministry of the Church in the 
Inner City: 

Our Concern: To develop programs 
and strategy and planning for parishes 
and missions located in the inner city. 

Goals for 1970: 

A. Through consultation between 
Diocesan staff and local leadership in 
inner city parishes to determine the 
needs of people in the inner city. 

B. To develop program resources 
and ministerial assistance to demon- 
strate the possibilities for parishes. 

C. To promote continuing education 

for clergy in the inner city at repu- 
table education centers of the Church. 

Area No. 6 

A Ministry to Young People: 

Our Concern: To provide an effec- 
tive ministry to young people in Junior 
and Senior High School. 

Goals for 1970: 

A. To establish task force of young 
people and clergy to plan and pro- 
mote Diocesan programs for young 

B. To survey the parishes where 
creative youth ministries are presently 
going on and to share these with other 
parishes and missions of the Diocese. 

C. To encourage young people to 
take an active part in the Diocesan 
Council and at the Diocesan Conven- 

Area No. 7 

A Ministry at the College and Univer- 
sity Campus : 

Our Concern: To provide a minis- 
try to the college faculty, students, ad- 
ministration personnel and parents in 
the colleges where chaplains serve. 

Goals for 1970: 

A. To staff major university centers 
with full-time Episcopal Chaplains. 

B. To support ecumenical work and 
chaplains at small colleges and univer- 

C. To encourage college chaplains 
to publicize and to lead conferences for 
clergy and lay people in order to under- 
stand the ministry and needs of the 
present college students. 

Area No. 8 

The Continuing Education of Clergy. 

Our Concern: That each priest in 
the Diocese have the opportunity for 
continuing education. 

Goals for 1970: 

A. To educate vestry and mission 
committees as to the importance of 
continuing education for the clergy, 
and to make available to the clergy- 
man the necessary funds for his school- 

B. To provide clergy support groups 
so that the clergy in the Diocese may 
up-grade their professional compe- 

C. To investigate continuing edu- 
cational programs which the Diocese 
may support and make available schol- 
arships to the priests of the Diocese. 

Area No. 9 

Up-grading the Ministry of Pastoral 
Care and Counselling. 

Area No. 10 

Communications between the Diocese 
and the Local Church and the Devel- 
opment of Sound Stewardship. 

Area No. 11 

The Ministry to the Diocesan Institu- 

Area No. 12 

Establishing Task Force Technologi- 
cal Inquiry and Strategy. 

Area No. 13 

Diocese and ecumenical frontier. 

Area No. 14 
Worldwide Missionary Ministry. 

The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Bishop Hobgood — The Rev. Clar- 
ence Hobgood who was elected suf- 
fragan bishop for the Armed Forces at 
the General Convention, is well known 
in this Diocese. A native of North 
Carolina, he was graduated from Yale 
in 1940 and served as a Baptist min- 
ister until 1946. He was ordained priest 
in 1947 and served in the Diocese as 
rector of Good Shepherd, Raleigh, and 
chaplain at (then) North Carolina 
State College. From 1948 to 1951 he 
was rector of St. Timothy's, Wilson. 
He was command chaplain of the Civil 

Air Patrol, Maxwell AFB, Montgom- 
ery, Ala., and was deputy command 
chaplain, USAF/Eur. He is married to 
the former Nell Breedlove, and they 
have one child. As bishop he will be in 
charge of all Episcopalians in the 
Armed Forces. The date and time of 
his consecration have not been set, but 
after that time he will travel all over 
the world supervising the work of the 
Church among the armed forces. 

Has Anniversary — The Rev. F. Nu- 
gent Cox recently celebrated the 25th 
anniversary of his ordination to the 
priesthood. As noted in the bulletin of 

St. Andrew's, Greensboro, "He was 
ordained by Bishop Thomas Henry 
Wright, of the Diocese of East Caro- 
lina, on St. Luke's Day, October 18, 
1945. Best wishes always to Father 
Cox, who is now in his retirement, a 
beloved member of St. Andrew's 
Church. His book, "Foundations of 
Faith," is available for loan or pur- 
chase in our parish library." The Rev. 
Carl F. Herman is rector of St. An- 

Twentieth Year— St. Timothy's Par- 
ish, Winston - Salem, celebrated the 
20th anniversary of the beginning of 


The Churchman 

GCYP Takes Place Beside GCSP: 

Houston OK's Youth Power' Plan 


Churchman Editorial Board 

A General Convention Youth Pro- 
gram was initiated by the General Con- 
vention of the Episcopal Church in 
Houston and funded to receive $250,- 
000 during each of the next three years. 

A resolution establishing the GCYP, 
similar to the General Convention 
Special Program, was introduced first 
into the House of Deputies. The pro- 
gram is projected to operate in all 
geographic areas and for all ages of 
young people, both college and high 
school. It will "empower youth in their 
quest for participation in the making of 
institutional decisions which affect their 
lives." The program will help the young 
to express their concern in the areas of 

the parish on November 16. The Rev. 
John R. Campbell is rector. 

Advent School — St. Luke's, Salis- 
bury, will hold a three-day School of 
Religion, beginning on the second Sun- 
day in Advent. Quoting from Father 
Kenneth Terry, O. H. C, assistant rec- 
tor, "This particular School of Religion 
is concerned with our personal spir- 
itual life. . . ." 

Self-Study — Further notes on the 
Self-Study being undertaken by St. 
Philip's, Durham. In the attitude survey 
to be sent to all members of the par- 
ish, the following categories will be 
surveyed: Mission of the parish; use 
of facilities; laity's expectation of cler- 
gy; laity's expectations of vestry; role 
of the laity; parish leadership; favora- 
bility-feasibility of capital funds drive; 
adult education; Sunday school pro- 
gram; parish profile; financial expecta- 
tions. The Rev. Eugene Bollinger is 

Softball Game — With a "miraculous 
rally" the softball team of Calvary, 
Tarboro, came from behind (with a 
score of 14-1 at the end of the fourth) 
with four runs in the last half of the 
final inning to overhaul Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount 18-17. 
The latest of these annual games gave 
Calvary the championship in the five- 

"war and peace, the draft, the quality 
and values of American life," and it 
will aim "to reconcile persons and 
groups who are separated by cultural or 
generational alienation." The program 
is concerned for providing "a pastoral 
ministry to young people" in the areas 
of drugs, law enforcement, parental 
problems, educational problems, and 

In the closing hours of the Conven- 
tion a motion passed which would ap- 
ply to the GCYP all those guidelines 
already adopted at that time for the 

The GCYP will be organized along 
either provincial or other regional lines. 
Each geographic area will have its own 
screening and review committee com- 
posed of at least 15 persons. The mo- 
tion specifies that eight members will 

game series by three games to two. 
The final game was capped off by a 
delicious barbecue supper for the play- 
ers, their wives and children. Plans are 
to resume the series in the spring. 

Antique Show — Final report on the 
annual Antique Show of the women of 
Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount, was 
$2,689.14. Of this $1,600 goes to the 
lounge of the new hospital, $600 to the 
parish vestibule fund and the rest to be 
put in savings. 

Dr. Fletcher — Dr. Joseph F. Fletch- 
er, professor of social ethics at Epis- 
copal Theological School, Cambridge, 
Mass., and visiting lecturer at Univer- 
sity of Virginia Medical School, spoke 
recently at St. Luke's, Durham, on the 
topic "Voluntary Euthanasia: the New 
Shape of Death." Following his address 
a panel of local doctors and profes- 
sors responded out of their own points 
of view. 

Coloring Book — An unusually at- 
tractive booklet from St. Thomas', San- 
ford, was part of their Every Member 
Canvass publicity. The small hand-let- 
tered "Church Coloring Book," among 
a number of other items, colored the 
rector "Good"; the sexton "Blank" 
(until they could afford one); the chil- 
dren "Gold" — and the newsletter 
"Read!" Harold Little and Jeff Ward 

be young persons not older than 25 
years of age, four of whom will be from 
minority groups, two women, one per- 
son chosen by the Union of Black 
Clergy and Laity, one person from a 
GCSP project, and at least one chap- 
lain or faculty member chosen by the 
Episcopal Society for Ministry in 
Higher Education. The initial group 
will include appointees by the Bishops 
of the Province or region, but later this 
power to appoint will be in the hands of 
any youth organization authorized in 
the area. 

According to The Living Church, 
the women of the Church will be asked 
"for a similar allocation of $250,000 a 
year, beginning with the 1971 alloca- 
tion." The availability of these addi- 
tional funds has not yet been made 

are co-chairmen for, the Canvass and 
the rector is the Rev. Donald Frazier. 

In Viet Nam — Margo Smith, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Clayton 
Smith of Raleigh, and granddaughter 
of Mrs. Darst and the late Bishop of 
East Carolina, is on assignment with 
the Red Cross in Viet Nam. Now lo- 
cated in ChuLai she is with a mobile 
unit of four girls who take entertain- 
ment programs to the men in the field. 
In her latest letter she says: "The pro- 
grams are basically something to get 
the men's minds off what they've been 
doing, give them a chance to relax, and 
let them get some knowledge on sub- 
jects of interest to them. We've done 
programs on such things as espionage, 
car racing, trivia, soul music, art, and 
even chemistry. . . . They're really a 
lot of fun to make up; and when the 
guys really get involved in a program, 
you know all the work was worth- 

Braille Books — A free lending li- 
brary of braille books is offered by St. 
Luke's Braillists, 900 N. Green Bay 
Road, Waukegan 111., 60085. A post 
card request for catalogue, either ink 
or tape (loan) will be sent on request. 
In addition they have a supply of 
church school text books, portions of 
the Prayer Book, and words to the 

December 1970 


83 Congregations Hear From Bishops: 

Houston Subject Of Area Luncheons 

Nearly 230 vestrymen and other 
parish leaders from 83 congregations 
in the Diocese were the guests of Bis- 
hop Fraser and Bishop Moore at six 
area luncheons following the Houston 

This was an effort to provide in as 
many congregations as possible lay per- 
sons who have had an opportunity to 
discuss with the Bishops personally the 
actions of the Houston Convention and 
their response to them. Luncheons 

were held in Charlotte, Southern Pines, 
Winston-Salem, Durham, Raleigh and 
Rocky Mount. 

The vestrymen spoke forthrightly to 
the Bishops their concerns and ques- 
tions about Houston, and some of the 
gatherings discussed what these actions 
may mean in local parish life of the 
Diocese. Most frequently the laymen 
wanted to know about the Na- 
tional Church's budget and the Gen- 
eral Convention Special Program. 

Bishop Fraser also commented on the 
General Convention Youth Program, 
the Church's participation in ecumeni- 
cal conversations, women in the minis- 
try, and the new liturgical rites ap- 
proved for trial use. 

This year's plan to send the Bishops 
into several geographic areas of the 
Diocese replaces the plan used for the 
past two years when laymen were in- 
vited to be their guests at the Diocesan 
House here in Raleigh. 

Women Probe Church's Campus Role 

Churchwomen of the Diocese of 
North Carolina heard a panel of young 
people express themselves clearly and 
succinctly in a two-day conference on 
"Parent and Child in the College 
Crisis" at Quail Roost Conference Cen- 
ter September 14 and 15. Other com- 
pelling speakers drew attention to the 
issues which confront and divide the 
generations. The two-day conference 
was sponsored by the Churchwomen 
in an effort to examine the role of the 
church on the college campus today. 

Leader for the conference was the 
Rev. J. E. C. Harris of St. Luke's 
Church, Durham. Mrs. Joyce Wasdell, 
assistant superintendent of Durham 
County Schools, drew parallels between 
problems confronting high school chil- 
dren and the college student. She said 
that the high schools are already much 
involved in college life and that the 
"bigness" of the modern high school 
is in itself a dehumanizing factor. As 
an educator, she questioned whether 
there was not too much emphasis on 
academics in the high school and 
whether the school should not concen- 
trate on preparing the student for life 
in the world instead. 

Other speakers included Dr. Jane 
Philpott, dean of undergraduate in- 
struction at Duke University, who 
spoke about the push for changes from 
students on today's campus and prob- 
lems encountered by faculty and ad- 
ministrators; Mrs. Ruth Watson of St. 
Philip's Church, Durham, a social 
worker who drew an important and 
serious picture of the conflicts in 
American family life today; and the 
Rev. Lex Mathews, chaplain to Epis- 

copal students at the University of 
North Carolina, who talked about the 
frightening current drug usage scene 
on our campuses and appealed for sup- 
port for a synanon program at Chapel 
Hill. The final speaker was the Rev. 
Bruce Shepherd, Chaplain to Episcopal 
Students at Duke University, who in- 
terpreted the changing role of the 
church on the campus and delineated 
the needs of present-day students in 
the light of social change. Bishop 
Fraser attended the morning session of 
the conference and told the meeting 
that the church on the campus cannot 
be a police agency; he said we can 
listen and think and feel, and be there 
to help — but the problems of young 
people are the problems of society at 
large and society must solve them. 

A student panel consisting of Pinck- 
ney Hargrove III, a graduate student 
at Duke University; Mrs. Christine 
Lister, a 1970 graduate of Bryn Mawr 
College, and Barbara Becton, an ad- 
missions counsellor for entering college 
students from Charlotte, hit a hard note 
of impatience with the institutional 

church, its beliefs and its program. Mr. 
Hargrove said that the church in the 
past has done nothing to alleviate the 
economic problems which are the fes- 
tering sores of our society and there- 
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Edgecombe Retarded Center, Inc., 
which is sponsored by Calvary Church, 
Tarboro, was the recent recipient of a 
grant from the Department of Health, 
Education and Welfare in the amount 
of $8,700. This money will be used 
to enlarge the staff of the Center, en- 
abling it to remain open nine hours 
daily, rather than the three hours daily 
it has been open during the first two 
years of its operation. 

The present Center staff is composed 
of Mrs. Margaret P. Taylor, director, 
Mrs. Frances Clayton (both of Cal- 
vary Parish), and Mrs. Margaret Flow- 
ers. The Rev. Charles M. Riddle, III, 
is chairman of the Board of Directors. 
Serving with him are G. T. Thorne, 
Mrs. Edna Walston, Dr. Victor G. Her- 
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Mrs. Catherine Smith, Chandler Muse 
and Mrs. Claudia Edwards. 

The Edgecombe Retarded Center 
was established in September, 1968, 
in Calvary Church's Memorial Hall in 
response to a need in this area to pro- 
vide day care for severely and pro- 
foundly retarded children. In addition, 
it also serves as a pre-school experience 
for trainable and educable children. 
With the aid of the staffing grant, it is 
hoped that a teacher can be employed 
to work with both these pre-school chil- 
dren and older ones who have dropped 
out of public school for lack of suitable 

Civic clubs and volunteer workers 
from throughout the community give 
of their time, talents, energy and love 
to these special children. 

Women Probe 

Continued from page 14 
fore young people have lost faith in 
the Christian church. The other stu- 
dents agreed and warned that the 
alienation between young people and 
the church is serious and deep and no 
solution is in sight — the solutions 
sought by the college student today 
may be interest in Eastern religions, 
communes of young people, drugs, po- 
litical involvement — but they did not 
envision any help coming from the in- 
stitutional church. 

Other participants included Mrs. 
Eleanor Godfrey of Chapel of the 
Cross, Chapel Hill, and Mrs. Rose 
Page Wilson, St. Stephen's Church, 
Durham, who engaged in effective dis- 
cussion with the speakers and panelists. 

It is the hope of the Churchwomen 
that the 12 women attending the con- 
ference as spectators will initiate pro- 
grams in their home branches on dif- 
ferent aspects of these discussions. 
Several branches have already done so, 
and more information regarding such 
programs can be obtained by writing 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, Secretary of 
College Work, who will suggest ma- 
terials and speakers. 

December 1970 


In Twin City: 

Ancient Episcopal Church Bell 
Now Tolls From Catholic Tower 

St. Paul's, Winston-Salem 

WINSTON-SALEM — "The tardy" 
and "the sluggard" are still being has- 
tened to church here by an ancient bell 
in St. Leo's (Catholic) Church. 

This particular bronze bell had Epis- 
copalian beginnings. 

Made by the McNeely Bell Com- 
pany of Troy, N. Y., it was shipped to 
the first St. Paul's Episcopal Church of 
Winston-Salem in 1880 when the 
church stood at Fourth and Pine (now 
Marshall) streets. It weighed 1,030 
pounds and measured from lip to lip 
exactly three feet. 

On one side, the bell bore the in- 

NEW YORK — Earlier this year 
development officers of the 12 semi- 
naries of the Episcopal Church meet- 
ing at the Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary, Alexandria, Virginia approved 
plans for a joint theological education 
offering effort in 1971. This action of 
the development men was subsequently 
presented to the seminary deans and 
faculty representatives meeting simul- 
taneously at Alexandria and received 
the enthusiastic endorsement of this 

The development men were con- 
vened as a result of a meeting of semi- 
nary trustees held at the General The- 
ological Seminary, New York City in 
late February which recommended that 
the seminaries consider a joint theologi- 
cal education offering in 1971. There 
was general agreement among those 
assembled in Alexandria that there is 
a pressing need for better means of 
financing theological education within 
the Episcopal Church. 

The annual theological education of- 
fering from parishes cannot begin to 
meet the financial problems facing the 
seminaries today but is vitally impor- 

Excito Lentos 
Clinton H. McNeely Bell Company 
A.D. 1880 
And on the opposite side : 

"Glory to God in the Highest" 
The "Excito Lentos" means, "I 
Hasten the Tardy, or I Hustle the 

The bell has recently been the ob- 
ject of research for a parishioner of St. 
Leo's Church, Justo Rios, who has 
been writing a history of his church. 

Rios contacted Mark Boesser, lay 
reader and member of St. Paul's, for 
his help in tracing the bell's back- 

By researching records in the Tower 
Room of St. Paul's, where historical 

tant to the life of each of the 12 semi- 
naries and must be continued until 
some better alternative form of support 
is developed. It was also recognized 
that this initial attempt at cooperation 
among the seminaries is a modest step 
but hopefully is just the first in a series 
of cooperative ventures among the 
twelve schools. 

In 1971 a common mailing piece and 
offering envelope will be used and dis- 
tributed by the 12 seminaries. The in- 
dividual parishes will continue to send 
their offerings directly to the seminary 
of their choice as designated by the 
rector or vestry. 

Information concerning the 1971 
theological education offering may be 
obtained from any of the seminaries 

New Haven, Connecticut 065 1 1 ; 

BEXLEY HALL (A member of the 
Rochester Center for Theological 
Studies), Rochester, New York 14620; 

OF THE PACIFIC, Berkeley, Califor- 
nia 94709; 


objects and data are collected and com- 
piled, it was found that the bell had 
been taken from St. Paul's when the 
second church building at 4th and 
Cherry streets was demolished in 1930. 
A buyer was difficult to find in the 
city, and it was about to be shipped 
north to a bell factory when the priest 
at St. Leo's purchased it for his church. 

A clipping from The Winston-Salem 
Journal of January '12, 1930 said that 
"The peculiar charm and sweet melody 
of the church bell which for many 
years called the worshippers to St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church will in the 
future sound its clarion and sweet notes 
by calling the members of St. Leo's 
Catholic Church to worship. Its sound 
and tones known well in the business 
district of Winston-Salem for so many 
years will now be heard in the Buena 
Vista section from the tower of the 
beautiful new St. Leo's Catholic 
Church on Angelo Street." 

An earlier newspaper notice about 
the bell was found in Miss Adelaide 
Fries' book, Forsyth — A County on the 
March. This must have appeared in a 
local paper in 1880, for it claimed 
that "The finest bell that was ever 
brought to Winston and the most musi- 
cal was the great bell of St. Paul's. . . ." 

This great bell still chimes — 90 
years later on its third tour of duty 
— calling St. Leo's faithful to worship. 

It now has its rightful place in both 
churches' history. 

SCHOOL, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

SOUTHWEST, Austin, Texas 78767; 

SEMINARY, New York, New York 

Wisconsin 53058; 

SCHOOL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

LOGICAL SCHOOL, Evanston, Illi- 
nois 60201; 

CARIBE, Carolina, Puerto Rico 

SOUTH, Sewanee, Tennessee 37375; 

SEMINARY, Alexandria, Virginia 

Theological Education Finance 
Target Of Seminary Effort 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 61 

January, 1971 

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N. C, 27609. 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Treasurer Sidney S. 
Holt on assessments and quotas plus the payments thereof for parishes and 
missions throughout the Diocese for the period January through December 8, 
1970. The assessments figure is that assigned to each parish and mission 
for the day-to-day operating expense of the Diocese. The quota figure repre- 
sents the participation of each parish and mission in the program of the 
Episcopal Church in this Diocese and throughout the world. 

Assessment Pd. to Date 

Albemarle, Christ Church $ 763.85 $ 763.85 

Ansonville, All Souls 152.90 152.90 

Asheboro, Good Shepherd 1,089.99 802.50 

Battleboro, St. Johns 168.55 168.55 

Burlingotn, Holy Comforter _ 3,508.30 3,216.14 

St. Athanasium 27.79 27.79 

Gary, St. Pauls 584.84 536.14 

Chapel Hill, Ch. of the Cross 3,853.57 3,533.57 

Holy Family 2,079.50 2,079.60 

Charlotte, All Saints 99.37 99.37 

Christ Church 12,649.38 6,324.48 

Holy Comforter 4,001.40 3,667.95 

St. Andrews 1,614.14 1,479.63 

St. Christophers 936.85 858.88 

St. Johns 4,191.43 3,492.90 

St. Martins 5,397.30 4,947.53 

St. Michaels 540.80 495.00 

St. Peters 4,165.97 4,166.00 

Cleveland, Christ Church 512.33 469.59 

Concord, All Saints 1,882.46 1,725.57 

Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 224.64 224.64 

Davidson, St. Albans 196.72 196.72 

Durham, Ephphatha 40.94 40.95 

St. Andrews 190.72 143.04 

St. Josephs 817.51 700.00 

St. Lukes 1,305.18 1,196.47 

St. Philips 4,449.99 2,493.19 

St. Stephens 2,287.43 2,287.43 

St. Titus 975.62 894.32 

Eden, Epiphany 843.79 843.76 

St. Marys 117.59 117.59 

St. Lukes 642.36 588.83 

Elkin, Galloway Memorial 134.89 134.89 

Enfield, The Advent 481.98 — 0— 

Erwin, St. Stephens 799.61 400.00 

Fork, Ascension 127.76 127.76 

Fuquay-Varina, Trinity 69.54 35.54 

Garner, St. Christopher 80.40 80.40 

Germanton, St. Philips 18.25 18.25 

Greensboro, All Saints 1,064.69 887.25 

Holy Trinity 9,303.27 6,977.46 

Redeemer 494.93 494.93 

St. Andrews 2,908.63 2,908.97 

St. Barnabas 69.01 69.01 

St. Francis 3,832.90 2,240.00 

Halifax, St. Marks 218.50 218.50 

Hamlet, All Saints 397.36 397.36 

Haw River, St. Andrews.... 271.26 271.26 

Henderson, Holy Innocents 2,517.91 2,517.91 

St. Johns 199.72 199.72 

High Point, St. Christophers 932.21 932.21 

St. Marys 3,465.27 2,310.16 

Hillsborough, St. Matthews 1,078.72 1,078.72 

Huntersville, St. Marks 967.52 887.52 

Iredell, St. James 72.22 72.22 

Jackson, The Saviour...- 213.84 213.84 

Kittrell, St. James 50.13 50.13 

Laurinburg, St. Davids 379.49 347.12 

Lexington, Grace 1,180.10 1,180.10 

Littleton, St. Abans 196.03 — 0— 

St. Annas 21.92 21.92 

Louisburg, St. Matthias 45.05 30.00 

St. Pauls 595.31 550.00 

Mayodan, The Messiah 244.42 244.42 

Milton, Christ Church 34.35 34.35 

Monroe, St. Pauls 1,051.60 790.00 

Mount Airy, Trinity 1,258.28 629.14 

Northampton, St. Lukes 25.72 — 0 — 

Oxford, St. Cyprians 205.14 205.14 

St. Stephens 1,183.33 887.49 

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Friday And Saturday, 29th And 30th The Dates: 

Durham Host For 1971 Convention 

Durham Rector Participates 
In Greek Archbishop Tribute 

Archbishop lakovos, primate of the 
Greek Orthodox Church of the Arch- 
diocese of North and South America, 
was in Durham for the occasion of 
the 25th anniversary of the Saint 
Barbara Greek Orthodox Church and 
the consecration of the Church. 

Archbishop lakovos is a past presi- 
dent of the World Council of Churches 
and a leader in the worldwide 
ecumenical movement. He was hon- 
ored at a banquet at the Durham Ho- 

tel. Congressman Nick Galifianakis, 
from the Fourth Congressional District, 
was toastmaster at the banquet. 

Others on the dais, present to bring 
greetings to the Archbishop and St. 
Barbara Hellenic community were: 
Mayor Wense Grabarek, Mr. Vic 
Bubas of Duke University, the Rev. 
Samuel S. Wiley, executive direc- 
tor of the North Carolina Council of 
Churches, Dr. Kenneth Clark of the 
Duke Divinity School, the Most Rev. 

convention of the 
Diocese of North Carolina will be held 
Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 
30, 1971 at Duke Chapel in Durham. 

The next issue of The Churchman 
will, as in the past, serve as a pre- 
convention information tool not only 
for delegates but for the entire diocesan 
family as well. 

The Rev. H. Bruce Shepherd, head 
of the Episcopal Student Center at 
Duke, will serve as general chairman 
of the convention. Sub-committee 
chairmen have been named as follows, 
according to Mr. Shepherd: 
Mrs. E. S. Wasdell, lodging; 
John Satterfield, parking and trans- 

Paul Wright, Jr., arrangements, 
property, food and refreshment; 

Mr. and Mrs. Watts Carr, Jr., regis- 

Mrs. E. C. Turner, hospitality; W. C. 
Marvin, worship; 

Professor Frederick C. Joerg, fi- 

Mrs. Blaine Nashold, printing; and, 
Ernest W. Greup, publicity and com- 

Harry Hollingsworth of St. Luke's 
and Murray Marvin of St. Titus' will 
be given special assignments in connec- 
tion with the convention planning, ac- 
cording to Chairman Shepherd. 

George E. Lynch, auxiliary bishop of 
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ra- 
leigh, J. R. Johnson of the National 
Conference of Christians and Jews and 
the Rev. J.E.C. Harris, representative 
of the Durham Ministerial Association 
and rector of St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church, Durham. When St. Luke's was 
founded as a congregation in 1955 its 
services were held for about a year in 
St. Barbara Church before the congre- 
gation built its first building. 

Following the banquet Ted and 
Judye Harris joined in with the Greek 
folk dancing that was held in the ball- 
room of the hotel. 


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Pittsboro, St. Bartholomew 597.90 597.90 

Raleigh, Christ Church 5,077.34 5,077.00 

Good Shepherd 4,716.61 4,716.61 

St. Ambrose 881.54 300.00 

St. Augustines 52.94 52.94 

St. Marks 365.93 274.41 

St. Marys 46.02 46.02 

St. Michaels 4,269.52 3,600.00 

St. Timothys 1,812.05 1,812.05 

Reidsville, St. Thomas 973.23 973.23 

Ridgeway, Good Shepherd 18.67 18.67 

Roanoke Rapids, All Saints 1,330.85 1,330.85 

Rockingham, The Messiah 959.43 959.43 

Rocky Mount, Christ Church 468.86 468.86 

Epiphany 128.22 — 0 — 

Good Shepherd 4,002.90 3,669.56 

St. Andrews 1,096.66 1,096.72 

Roxboro, St. Marks 206.48 189.31 

Salisbury, St. Lukes 4,135.22 3,101.42 

St. Matthews 523.20 479.60 

St. Pauls _ 248.98 248.98 

Sanford, St. Thomas 946.60 236.75 

Scotland Neck, Trinity 952.99 821.20 

Smithfield, St. Pauls 1,034.65 1,034.65 

Speed, St. Marys 88.65 88.65 

Southern Pines, Emmanuel 3,306.88 3,307.00 

Statesville, Trinity 1,498.08 1,373.24 

Stovall, St. Peters 13.39 13.39 

Tarboro, Calvary 2,829.45 2,358.00 

St. Lukes _ 104.87 96.03 

St. Michaels 385.28 385.28 

Thomasville, St. Pauls 610.70 610.70 

Townsville, Holy Trinity 68.84 68.84 

Wadesboro, Calvary 874.73 874.73 

Wake Forest, St. Johns _ 185.91 185.91 

Walnut Cove, Christ Church 231.40 231.40 

Warrenton, All Saints 60.53 40.27 

Emmanuel 904.13 500.00 

Weldon, Grace 494.81 371.10 

Wilson, St. Marks 117.24 — 0— 

St. Timothys 2,710.37 2,710.37 

St. Annes 760.44 570.00 

St. Pauls 9,354.45 8,575.60 

St. Stephens 270.78 135.40 

St. Timothys _ 1,903.07 1,744.48 

Woodleaf, St. Georges 59.74 59.74 

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January 1971 


What Young People Of The Diocese Are Up To: 

Dig Worship, Bussing, Environment 

Editor's Note: Following is the 
first report from the young peo- 
ple of the Diocese edited by the 
newest member of The Church- 
man Editorial Board. This Ra- 
leigh miss, a student at Brough- 
ton High School, is the daughter 
of the Rev. and Mrs. B. Daniel 
Sapp. Mr. Sapp is rector of Christ 
Church. The Diocesan Youth 
Commission has indicated that it 
wishes this new feature to include 
not only names and news but a 
collection of youth "ideas and 
feelings about what is going on in 
the Church." Other reports from 
our new Youth Editor will appear 
in later issues. 

Churchman Editorial Board 

The young people are looking for- 
ward to being an active part of The 
Churchman, and are eager to share 
our ideas and news with the rest of the 

Reporters from each convocation 
have been appointed for the purpose 
of collecting news. These reporters are 
as follows: Buddy Porter from Rocky 
Mount for the Northeast Convocation; 
Blair Coffeild from High Point for the 
Northwest Convocation; Laurie Over 
from Charlotte for the Southwest Con- 
vocation; Nancy Joe Chatham from 
Durham for the Central Convocation; 
and Gail Batson from Asheboro for 
the Sandhills Convocation. 

Anyone having news items is urged 
to send them to the reporter for his 
convocation, or to Judith Sapp, 2417 
Beechridge Road, Raleigh, N. C. 
27608. All contributions are welcome. 

So far here is the scoop on what is 
up. The E.Y.C. at St. John's in Char- 
lotte recently took a weekend trip to 
In the Oaks Conference Center in 
Black Mountain. The weekend includ- 
ed non-verbal exercises, and the plan- 
ning and carrying out of a worship 
service by the members of the con- 
ference. Working with the group was 
Bill Flanders from Washington. The 
entire program proved to be an im- 

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portant weekend for everyone there. 

The E.Y.C. group at St. Francis in 
Greensboro met in October with that of 
St Andrews to hear a city attorney 
speaking on bussing and other school 
problems in the city. For a money 
making project St. Francis E.Y.C. sold 

RALEIGH — St. Timothy's Church 
at Winston-Salem has decided to par- 
ticipate in "the larger ministry of the 
Episcopal Church," according to a let- 
ter received by Business Manager Sid- 
ney S. Holt of the Diocese of North 
Carolina at Raleigh. 

St. Timothy's vestry has accepted a 
$1,963.58 maintenance assessment for 
1971 . . . along with a program quota 
figure of $6,501.73. 

In a letter from Robert Moore Allen, 
vestry clerk at St. Timothy's, the Twin 
City under the Rev. John R. Campbell 

fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and 

The Senior E.Y.C. at Holy Trinity 
in Greensboro has been working hard 
this year on an antipollution campaign. 
Russell Day made a documentary film 
which has been shown in several 
Greensboro churches. This group also 
made and distributed 2,000 pamphlets 
supporting a bond issue on a sewage 

At Christ Church in Raleigh the Sr. 
E.Y.C. is planning "a Festival of Crea- 
tive Arts" for high school students in 
the Raleigh area. This event, which 
will be held January 5 at the new 
Christ Church Parish House, will have 
a theme of "Love and/or Hate." Young 
people will be asked to creatively ex- 
press their response to this theme or a 
part of it in the artistic medians of 
sculpture, painting, drawing, photogra- 
phy, poetry, drama, music and film. 
On Saturday afternoon workshops will 
be held in several of these areas by 
leaders drawn from all over the United 
States. The "Mind Garage" composers 
and performers of the well known 
"Electric Liturgy" will conduct the 
Music Workshop. The weekend will 
end with a contemporary Workshop 
Service lead by the "Mind Garage" 
which will utilize the creative efforts 
of the young people. 

as rector has gone a step further. 

"In addition to the above action the 
Vestry voted to contribute additional 
funds to the 1971 Church Pro- 
gram amounting to six hundred forty- 
eight dollars and eighty-nine cents 
($648.89). This is to bring the total 
contribution of Saint Timothy's to 
$7,150.62, an amount equal to our 
1970 Quota. 

"We are happy to have this oppor- 
tunity to participate in the larger minis- 
try of the Episcopal Church," Clerk 
Moore's letter concluded. 

St. Timothy's At Winston 
Makes 'Second Mile Gift 


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St. Luke's, Durham, Holds First Service In New Church 

NEARLY READY — St. Luke's Church at Durham (see above model) is in the completion stages of its new church at the 
intersection of Hillandale Road and Interstate 85. The congregation recently held its first service in the still unfinished 
building. The occasion was the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. Those attending were asked to wear something red; and 
people came in all sorts of red attire — from red wind-breakers to red pantsuits. A picnic table was placed in the center 
of the building where the altar will be located and covered with two used (Holiday Inn rejects) sheets sewn together and 
tie-dyed in red. Having, as yet, no other furniture in the church allowed for freedom and naturalness of movement so that 
the celebration of the trial use Eucharist took on a spirit of real celebration. Until the parish is able to occupy the church 
on a permanent basis services continue to be held in the Methodist Student Center on the Duke Campus, where the par- 
ish shares the facility with Omega House — a student commune. 

N. Y. Diocese Stands Behind National Church: 

Budget Pinch Eased By $750,000 Gift 

NEW YORK (DPS) — The Rt. 
Rev. John E. Hines, has announced 
that the Episcopal Diocese of Roches- 
ter has voted the sum of $750,000 on a 
no-strings-attached basis to the Pre- 
siding Bishop and the Executive Coun- 
cil of the national Episcopal Church to 
use "as they deem most appropriate." 

Action approving the gift of $750,- 
000 to the national Episcopal Church 
was taken at the annual convention of 

the Diocese of Rochester on Saturday, 
November 13, and the vote in favor of 
the action was described as "over- 

Funds will come from a bequest of 
$7,700,000 to the Diocese of Roches- 
ter in the will of Margaret Woodbury 
Strong which the Diocese received in 
June of this year. 

The Diocese of Rochester is made 
up of eight counties and 59 parishes in 

northwestern New York state and is 
headed by the Rt. Rev. Robert R. 
Spears, Jr., who became Bishop of the 
Diocese in July. He was formerly Suf- 
fragan Bishop of the Episcopal Dio- 
cese of West Missouri. 

The suggestion for giving the $750,- 
000 "to help lessen present fiscal 
problems of the national church" was 
made by Bishop Spears in his first ad- 
dress to the Diocesan convention since 

January 1971 


he became Bishop of Rochester. 

He told convention delegates that 
approval of the gift would serve the 
purpose of "reaffirming the Christian 
principle of freely giving of what we 
receive, while at the same time sup- 
porting the leadership of the church at 
a time of particular difficulty and 

The idea of proposing such a gift to 
the national church, Bishop Spears 
said, had come to him as a result of his 
experiences at the 1970 General Con- 
vention of the Episcopal Church held 
at Houston, Tex., in October. 

Bishop Spears told the Rochester 

"While the whole spirit of Houston 
was pulling together, there was still a 
feeling of uncertainty and hesitation in 
certain areas. This kind of support for 

the national church may be a crucial 
factor at this time in history." 

He also said the gift would be "a 
personal affirmation of the direction of 
the national leadership" as well as in 
keeping with the Strong bequest which 
had been made with "no strings at- 

Bishop Hines and members of the 
Executive Council have been criticized 
by some members of the Episcopal 
Church for social action programs 
seeking to aid minority groups, the 
Houston General Convention voted to 
reaffirm the church's responsibility to 
carry on and expand programs of as- 
sistance to those who are poor and who 
seek political and economic power to 
improve their condition. 

In acknowledging the $750,000 gift, 
Bishop Hines called it "an exercise in 

responsible Christian stewardship. 

"This will acknowledge with abiding 
gratitude," he wired Bishop Spears, 
"this exemplary action and gracious 
demonstration of convention's commit- 
ment to Christ and His Church beyond 
diocesan claims. 

"I trust your example will stir us at 
the level of national church responsi- 
bility to renewed commitment and will 
encourage Episcopalians everywhere to 
share the resources they have both 
earned and received in trust from God 
with people whose needs are trans- 
parently articulated in our times, and 
to which the church is called by her 
Lord to minister at cost to herself. 

"I thank God for the spirit 
which He has generated in the Diocese 
of Rochester and from which I and 
others can learn much." 

The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Heyward Death — T. C. Hey- 
ward, Sr., of Charlotte long one of the 
leading laymen in the Diocese, died re- 
cently. A member of the parish of 
Church of the Holy Comforter, Mr. 
Heyward served on the Board of 

Trustees of the Episcopal Foundation 
and on the board of St. Mary's Junior 
College. In his parish he served as 
vestryman, warden and as chairman of 
the building committee during the con- 
struction of the new sanctuary. He was 
a member of the Executive Committee 
of Thompson Orphanage and had 

served as its chairman; worked actively 
with Penick Home in Southern Pines; 
and was a frequent delegate to the di- 
ocesan conventions. 

Books Needed — Members of St. 
Michael's, Tarboro, have recently fin- 
ished their new multi-purpose building, 
and are currently trying to furnish the 
library. They need books for the new 
library, and anyone having books they 
might like to give are asked to send 
them to Mr. Noah Howard, senior 
warden, 206 Maryland Ave., Tarboro. 

To Rockingham — The Rev. Ro- 
land J. Whitmire, Jr., has come to 
Church of the Messiah, Rockingham, 
as new rector. He comes from Holy 
Trinity Church, Clemson, S. C. 

To Give Cross — When Lt. Col. 
Clarence E. Hobgood, chaplain of the 
USAF, is consecrated bishop of the 
Armed Forces his pectoral cross will 
be a gift of St. Timothy's Church, Wil- 
son. Col. Hobgood will be consecrated 
a Bishop on February 2, 1971, in Na- 
tional Cathedral, Washington, D. C. 
St. Timothy's, where he formerly 
served as rector, requested and was 
granted the privilege of giving the 
cross, which will be placed around his 
neck by one of the consecrating bis- 
hops. It will be a Celtic cross of gold, 
with an amethyst in the center, su- 

ford, president of the Episcopal Church Women's Organization, presents a check 
for $200 to Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, president, Saint Augustine's College. The 
money is to be used to help buy equipment for the new classroom building now 
being completed. The presentation was made during the "Woman's Day" Ob- 
servance in the Saint Augustine's College Chapel. 


The Churchman 

RECEIVE CHARLOTTE AWARDS— Mrs. Pearl Carter (right) and Mrs. Har- 
riet Palavid were presented with the 1970 Pastor's Awards at St. Michael and 
AH Angels in Charlotte. The Pastor's Award is given "for significant contribu- 
tion through personal witness to Jesus Christ, through devotion to our Lord in the 
Blessed Sacrament, through faithfulness in attendance at the Holy Eucharist, 
and through self-giving in the Lord's Service," according to the Rev. James H. B. 
Kenyon, priest-director of Christ the King Center at Charlotte. 

spended from a purple cord. The Rev. 
John Grey is rector of St. Timothy's. 

Offering — The Christmas and Eas- 
ter offerings of St. Mary's, High Point 
are newsworthy every year. The 
Christmas offering this year is to go 
toward scholarships for the two older 
children of an African priest, the Rev. 
Joseph Thekiso, who was a guest in the 
parish. The other half will go toward 
relief for East Pakistan. These offer- 
ings average around $1,000 each. The 
Rev. William Price is rector of St. 

Harvest Fair — And again in High 
Point, St. Christopher's Harvest Fair 
has netted $3,790, with more expected 
to come in! The Rev. Ben Wolverton 
is priest-in-charge of the mission, which 
is an "off-spring' of St. Mary's. 

Campus Visit — In a recent issue of 
"Christ Church Report," new publica- 
tion of the Charlotte parish, the Rev. 
Harcourt Waller, rector, reports on an 
interesting series of college campus 
visits he is making. He goes to the 
campuses where there are a number 
of students from his parish, invites 
them to meet with him for a meal, 
reports to them on matters of interest in 
the parish and the church at large, and 
has conversation with them about their 
views and feelings. He and Mrs. Waller 
recently met with the students at 
Chapel Hill and plan next to visit 
Raleigh. C. Scott Jarrett is editor of the 
new Christ Church newsletter. 

Organ and Bells — News from the 
Messenger of St. Luke's, Salisbury, is 
that "Finally, after many months of 
preparation, anticipation and delays, 
our new organ and handbells have ar- 
rived." Made in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, 

Canada, "the wood used in the new 
organ was grown, cured and finished 
to match the wood work in St. Luke's." 
The 37-bell set was made in England 
by the Whitechapel Company, which 
is celebrating its 400th anniversary. 
"Due to this fact," the newsletter 
notes, "our bells have lovely tooled 
leather handles and the Great C, the 
lowest bell of the set has an engraved 
inscription noting this anniversary." 

New Director — The Rev. Charles 
A. Taylor, Jr., has been named Direc- 
tor of Group Child Care for Thompson 
Children's Home. Mr. Taylor served 
as rector of St. Thaddeus Church, 
Chattanooga, Tenn., for three years 
prior to accepting this post. He holds a 

BA from Emory University, and was 
graduated from Church Divinity School 
of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. 
A native of Decatur, Ga., he did gradu- 
ate work in guidance and counseling 
at George Peabody College, Nashville, 
Tenn., and received a one year fellow- 
ship to study religion and physchiatry 
at the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, 
Kan. "Mr. Taylor is eminently 
qualified for the role of Director of 
Child Care," notes Bob Noble, super- 
intendent of Thompson Home, and 
"will add a new dimension to our ser- 
vices." Mrs. Taylor is the former Isabel 
Patterson of Altanta and they have 
two children — Richard, 6, and Marie, 
5 months. They will reside on the 
Thompson campus at Charlotte. 

Christ Church Initiates Ecumenical Event: 

World Council Head At Charlotte 

Christ Church, Charlotte 

CHARLOTTE — A Consultation 
on Church Union (COCU) com- 
munion celebration featuring a sermon 
by World Council of Churches' Gen- 
eral Secretary Eugene Carson Blake 
was initiated in Charlotte last month 
by the Rector of Christ Church, the 
Rev. Harcourt E. Waller, Jr. 

Learning that Dr. Blake was sched- 
uled to lecture at Queens College, Mr. 
Waller set up correspondence with the 
Geneva, Switzerland headquarters of 
the World Council and arranged the 
ecumenical celebration in Myers Park 
Baptist Church. Ministers of 10 Char- 
lotte congregations participated. 

In his sermon, Dr. Blake declared 
the purpose of the proposed merger of 

nine U. S. church denominations is not 
a superchurch, but a "more authentic 
church." He also condensed Christian 
theology into the simple hymn that 
youngsters sing: "Jesus loves me, this I 
know. For the Bible tells me so." All 
other differences that Christians have 
can be reconciled, Dr. Blake believes. 

The 1970 General Convention 
launched an official two-year study of 

January 1971 


the COCU Plan of Union for The 
Church of Christ Uniting. 

"After such a grand participation in 
the COCU liturgy by so many 
churches, we ought to be able to kick 
off a large number of inter-church 
study groups which will consider seri- 
ously the Plan," observed Mr. Waller 
after the communion service. "It seems 
to take this kind of dramatic and mas- 
sive celebration like the COCU liturgy 
to generate an effective ecumenical 
spirit," he added. 

Charlotte ministers who helped cele- 
brate the communion included: The 
Rev. James Johnson, Moravian Little 
Church on the Lane; The Rev. Smith 
Turner, III, Grace AME Zion Metho- 
dist; The Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Trini- 
ty Presbyterian Church in the U. S.; 
The Rev. Gilreath Adams, Myers Park 

United Methodist; The Rev. Otis 
Swords, Southpark Christian; The Rev. 
H. W. Givens, Memorial United Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S.A.; The 
Rev. Thomas Jenkins, Statesville Ave- 
nue United Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S.A.; The Rev. Edwin Neff, Pilgrim 
United Church of Christ; The Rev. 
Eugene Owens, Myers Park Baptist; 
and the Rev. Harcourt E. Waller, Jr., 
Christ Episcopal Church. 

The World Council has more than 
230 member churches of the Protes- 
tant, Anglican, Orthodox and Old 
Catholic tradition in 90 countries and 
territories, with an estimated member- 
ship of 400 million. Dr. Blake — who 
has been one of American Protes- 
tantism's leading statesmen and among 
its most effective spokesmen for the 
cause of Christian unity — became its 

general secretary in 1966. 

From 1951-66 Dr. Blake was stated 
clerk (chief executive) of The United 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. His 
proposal for church union made in 
1960 in a sermon at Grace Cathedral, 
San Francisco, developed into COCU, 
which now involves 11 denominations 
in the United States. 

Dr. Blake has gained prominence 
both in the U. S. and abroad for his 
ardent advocacy of the civil rights 
movement, particularly through his 
chairmanship of the National Council 
of Churches' Commission on Religion 
and Race. His civil rights leadership 
has been recognized in awards given 
by the Roman Catholic Interracial 
Council, Chicago (January, 1964) and 
the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai 
B'rith, New York (February, 1964). 

What Talents Will Tomorrow's Rector Need? 

Survey Sketches Profile Of Clergy 

NEW YORK — The ideal parish 
clergyman of tomorrow should first of 
all be well grounded in theology, then 
he must be "an interesting and relevant 
preacher," and must have a lively in- 
terest in young people, according to a 
nationwide survey. 

On the other hand, the study 
showed, not many will expect him to be 
an effective fund raiser or an efficient 
administrator, nor require that he have 
prior experience in a business or pro- 

There is a 50-50 chance that "he" 
could be a woman. 

These findings were disclosed here 
today by Trie Episcopal Church Foun- 
dation in reporting on questionnaires 
sent to Episcopal laymen and women to 
learn what kind of clergymen they be- 
lieve will best serve their parishes in the 

Following the basic requirements of 
theological background and preaching 
ability, and competence to work with 
youth, "skill in family counseling" was 
chosen as the fourth most desirable at- 
tribute of the next generation of parish 
clergymen. Being a good listener 
ranked fifth, followed by activity 
in community affairs. Administrative 
ability was seventh, and involvement in 
ecumenical activities was next. Experi- 
ence in a secular field was ninth and 
fund-raising last. 

Many respondents felt that tomor- 

row's cleric will be so deeply involved 
in his religious responsibilities that he 
should not have to concern himself with 
administration and fund-raising, duties 

Tradition Lives On 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Students 
voted to retain their 100-year-old 
coat and tie tradition for classes 
and dining at the University of the 
South, with coeds to wear skirts 
in the same situations. The girls 
are only in their second year here 
and their dress customs had not 
been codified. 

The faculty received and ap- 
proved a resolution to support 
the dress code by requesting its 
observance when necessary. 

The existing dress rules as they 
appear in the student handbook 
were modified for more informal 
occasions. Although much discus- 
sion preceded the modification 
almost all the delegates voted to 
maintain the traditional code, the 
speaker of the Delegate As- 
sembly, Stephen Zimmerman, re- 
ported to the faculty. 

The Order of Gownsmen, the 
older student governing body 
whose membership is determined 
by academic standing, ratified the 
Delegate Assembly's action. 

they said should be handled by vestries 
or committees. 

The questionnaire was sent to 2,600 
Episcopal laymen representing a broad 
cross-section of active church members 
according to age, sex, size of parish 
and region of the country. William A. 
Coolidge, president of The Episcopal 
Church Foundation, said that the proj- 
ect was undertaken to provide informa- 
tion for two of the major church pro- 
grams receiving its support — the 
Board for Theological Education and 
the Clergy Deployment Office. The 
30 per cent response to the question- 
naire was considered unusually large. 

Coolidge emphasized that the ques- 
tionnaire was designed to evoke the 
picture of the composite clergyman 
rather than pinpoint the talents, charac- 
teristics and interests of an individual 
clergyman. "This is because, as we all 
know, the individual makes his own 
place, and of course we assume his 
devotion to the spiritual ministry and 
love of man, qualities that cannot be 
measured by percentages and therefore 
were not stressed in the survey." 

The question of ordaining women to 
the ministry resulted in a virtual tie, 
with 50.2 per cent approving and 
49.8 per cent voting no. Slightly more 
than half of the women were in favor of 
the idea, while a bit more than half of 
male respondents were against it. 

Academic training beyond under- 


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1 — Well grounded in theology; 

2 — An interesting preacher; 

3 — Interested in youth; 

4 — Skilled in family counseling; 

5 — A good listener; 

6 — Active in community affairs; 

7 — Administratively able; 

8 — Ecumenically involved; 

9 — Experienced in secular field; and, 
10 — Knowledgeable in fund raising. 

graduate and seminary degrees was 
strongly supported, with 61 per cent 
feeling that advance education is neces- 
sary in the training of future clergy. Of 
those in favor, 196 thought that a de- 
gree in psychology would be the most 
useful; social work and business ad- 
ministration drew 105 and 94 votes, 
respectively. Subjects such as philoso- 
phy, economics, education and history 
trailed far behind. There was virtually 
no interest in English and journalism, 
or in languages. 

A warning to future churchgoers was 
sounded regarding the parish clergy- 
man's influence in his community. Al- 
though almost all, 86.4 per cent, 
thought that his influence ought to be 
greater, nearly 40 per cent thought that 
it would turn out to be less, and one- 
third felt it would remain unchanged. 
Only 26.8 per cent thought that the 
clergyman's influence would rise. 

Although skill in family counseling 
was a leading desirable attribute, the 
questionnaires showed that nearly half 
of the respondents, 46 per cent, had not 
themselves sought out their ministers 
for counsel during the past 12 months. 
On the other hand, 39 per cent had had 
three or more such meetings, and an- 
other 15 per cent had had one 
counseling session. 

Reaction to the question about how 
the clergyman of tomorrow should 
spend his time showed consideration 
for his private life. Averaged replies 
show that just over one-quarter of his 
waking hours should be devoted to his 
home, family and recreation. Family 
counseling should consume 22.7 per 
cent of his time, with 19.2 per cent be- 
ing spent in religious study, sermon 
preparation and preaching. Community 
activities should take up but 13.1 per 
cent of his time. Many respondents 
offered the qualifier that "it depends on 
the man." 

The same comment was made in 
answer to a question asking for "the 
ideal age of a new rector for your 
parish." However, specific answers 
showed that 94 per cent, about evenly 
divided, favored the ages of 30-39 or 
40-49. Six per cent, again evenly split, 
felt that 20-29 or over 50 would be 

Questions about annual cash stipend 
— "What do you estimate your rector's 
annual cash stipend will be and should 
be in 1975?" — drew the most com- 
ment, ranging from: "It depends on the 
man and the economy," to "What he's 

worth," to "Non-stipendiary clergy are 
becoming an economic necessity." The 
suggested average salaries — compared 
with today's median cash salary of less 
than $7,000, to which 15 to 20 per cent 
is added for housing, utilities and ser- 
vices — varied according to the size of 
the respondents' parishes as follows: 

In parishes of 100 members or less, 
respondents estimate, on the average, 
that the rector's salary will be $9,143, 
should be $11,397; with 101 to 400 
members, will be $10,815, should be 
$13,405; 401-1000, will be $13,800, 
should be $16,800, over 1,000, will be 
$17,581, should be $20,323. 

NEW YORK (DPS) — "Church 
World Service backs a maximum re- 
sponse from the government and citi- 
zens of the U. S. to the limitless suffer- 
ing of millions who survived the 
cyclone and tidal wave in East Pakis- 
tan," James MacCracken, executive di- 
rector of CWS, said recently. "Church 
World Service is making every effort to 
strengthen the hands of the churches in 
East Pakistan so they may make their 
special contribution to relief and re- 
habilitation in this tragic situation. The 
churches in East Pakistan are, how- 
ever, very small bodies and care must 
be taken not to place them in the in- 
tolerable position of administering 
greater resources than they can re- 
sponsibly handle." 

According to MacCracken, the 
virtual inaccessibility of the locations 
where there are survivors rules out 
many relief efforts; the long cyclone- 
and-flood-prone history of the area 
makes rehabilitation efforts there ques- 
tionable. Church World Service has 
taken such action as it considers feasi- 
ble in the present circumstances, Mac- 
Cracken said, while leaving the way 
open for possible future developments. 

Strong confidence in the future of 
the Christian church was seen in the 
response to the question, "Would you 
be pleased and proud should a son of 
yours choose a career in the minis- 
try?" About 13 per cent weren't sure; 
3.2 per cent said no. And 83.6 per cent 
of the laity responding to the question- 
naire voted yes. 

The Episcopal Church Foundation is 
a national organization of laymen and 
women that provides financial and di- 
rect action capabilities to the Church 
through an independent program of 
grants and loans. 

Action taken includes air shipment 
from Kennedy International Airport of 
62,400 doses of typhoid vaccine, 
valued at $5,000 and consigned to 
Holy Family Hospital in Dacca. The 
hospital is operated by the Medical 
Mission Sisters, Philadelphia-based 
Roman Catholic order in fraternal re- 
lationship with the Division of Over- 
seas Ministries of the National Council 
of Churches in which the Episcopal 
Church is a major participant. CWS 
does not presently have a program in 
East Pakistan. 

Church World Service has made 
$2,000 available for emergency needs 
in East Pakistan at the discretion of 
Vernon Reimer, Mennonite Central 
Committee, who is based in Calcutta. 
In addition, CWS has cabled the East 
Pakistan Christian Council offering fi- 
nancial assistance, and has assured the 
World Council of Churches of financial 
support if requested. CWS also has of- 
fered financial support, if needed, to 
the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission 
Board; the Church of God, Anderson, 
Indiana, and the Seventh Day Adven- 
tists, each of which has a small-scale 
program in East Pakistan. 

Council Of Churches Helps 
With East Pakistan Relief 

January 1971 


Bishop Views Parish Of The Future: 

Houston Report Marks ECW Meeting 

SPECIAL ALMS BASIN— From left, Mrs. W. Clary Holt of Burlington, Mrs. 
Herman Salinger of Durham and Mrs. W. J. Long, Jr., of Roanoke Rapids, presi- 
dent, show alms basin made from melted down gold and silver contributed by Tar 
Heel Episcopalians. The wedding ring of Mrs. Long's grandmother was one of the 

ECW Promotion Secretary 

SOUTHERN PINES — The report 
of the Houston Triennial Convention 
given by the president Mrs. W. J. 
Long, Jr. was the high point of the fall 
meeting of Executive Board of the 
Episcopal Church women of North 
Carolina here at the Terraces. 

Mrs. Long graphically described the 
seating of the first women in the House 
of Deputies. She also reported on the 
assemblies and work groups where is- 
sues were presented and discussed by 
all attending the General Convention. 
As a result of the convention discus- 
sions, the President asked the members 
of the Board to report at the February 
meeting on "What do we feel as a 
group about UTO being in the hands of 

"By 1975 a large number of parishes 
will be spending 90 percent of their 
incomes to keep the doors open and 
pay the preacher," stated Bishop 
Fraser in his remarks to the meet- 
ing. "Non-essentials, unnecessary things 
must be given up. In order that Christ 
can say, 'This is my body and blood,' 
what is essential?" asked the Bishop. 
He concluded that one can maintain 
personal integrity if one sticks with 
essentials — if one is freed from clut- 

Mrs. Garland McPherson reported 
that $21,700.50 had been pledged to- 
wards $|22,000 budgeted for 1970. The 
Board voted to withhold the Discre- 
tionary Fund of the two bishops until 
the last, and, if necessary, deduct from 
the funds in order to balance the 

Secretary of Christian education, 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, told the meeting 
that she had ordered materials for 
branch use and is willing to meet with 
branches to set up a study on "Recon- 

The chairman of altar work, Mrs. 
John Wooten, reported that the dio- 
cesan church banners which she made 
were displayed at the Triennial meeting 
in Houston. 

Miss Delores Pitt, Diocesan Coun- 
cil representative, reported that the 
diocesan budget is $100,000 short of 
its $600,000 goal. 

It was announced that plans are un- 
derway for the women's conference of 
1971 and that it will be held at Kanuga 
from June 14 to June 17. There will be 
facilities for children ages 4-12 if any 
wish to bring them. 

The following were appointed to the 
finance committee: Mrs. McPherson, 
Mrs. W. H. R. Jackson, Mrs. Issac 

Manning, Jr., Mrs. Lewis B. Scruggs 
and Mrs. Long. Appointed to the 
nominating committee were Mrs. Carl 
Herman, Mrs. Scott Bowers, Jr., Mrs. 
Charles Welch, Miss Pauline Newton 
and Mrs. Reynolds Tucker. The offices 
of treasurer, college work, devotions 
and a representative on Diocesan 
Council are to be f illed. 


The Churchman 

Mass. Senator Speaks At St. Aug.: 

Brooke Cites Black College Need 

13 Gatherings Held: 

Conferences On Church Union 
Attended By 600 Executives 

RALEIGH — Senator W. Edward 
Brooke, Massachusetts Republican, 
spoke here early in December at St. 
Augustine's College to help launch a 
campaign for 30 million dollars to up- 
grade facilities at the Episcopal institu- 

Senator Brooke saw an increasingly 
important role for black colleges in 
America's future. He expressed it this 

"... I am convinced that the need 
for black colleges is greater than ever 
before; black colleges are still granting 
the majority of baccalaureate degrees 
for the lowest-income college-going 
group in the country. 

"This is particularly significant for 
blacks, for it is unfortunate but true 
that the income of black families is 
still far lower than income enjoyed by 
whites," he added. 

"The future of black colleges cannot 
be resolved apart from the wider issue 
of the role of blacks throughout Ameri- 
can society," the Senator said. 

Senator Brooke is a widely known 
lawyer and Episcopal Lay Leader. He 
is a native of Washington, D. C. and 
was graduated from Howard University 
in 1941. Following World War II Ser- 
vice as an army captain, during which 
he received the Bronze Star for combat 
duty with the partisans in Italy, he 
entered Boston University Law School 
where he earned the degrees LL.B. 
(1948) andLL.M. (1950). 

After two terms as the attorney gen- 
eral of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, Brooke won election to the 
U. S. Senate in 1966. He now serves on 
the Banking and Currency Committee 
and the Armed Services Committee. 

President Robinson stated that, "for 
more than a century Saint Augustine's 
College has devoted its majbr effort 
towards providing a quality liberal edu- 
cation to help young black Americans 
who were denied admission to most 
institutions of higher learning. 

"Today Saint Augustine's has an 
equally important role to play in edu- 
cation in a special way for future black 
leaders in our pluralistic America. At 
this convocation we hope to spell out 
what this new role will mean and why 
we consider it a 'second spring' in the 
life of this institution." 

PRINCETON, N. J. — About 600 
regional executives of nine church de- 
nominations took part in 13 confer- 
ences concluded around the Nation in 
November in which the Consultation 
on Church Union (COCU) sought to 
initiate broad study of a plan for 
uniting the nine in one church. 

The bringing together of bishops and 
other key juridical officials represented 
the widest involvement ever of regional 
level decision-makers in the 10-year- 
old COCU effort, according to the 


1 Circumcision 
Copy Deadline for February 
3 Christmas II 

5 Task Force on World Mission 

6 Epiphany 

ECW Corporate Communion 

7 Department of Finance 
Diocesan Council, Raleigh 

10 Epiphany I 

12 Program Conference II 

13 Standing Committee, Raleigh 
13-14 Parish Ministry Seminar I 

16 Laymen's Board, Raleigh 
Racial and Urban Advisory 


17 Epiphany II 

19 Legislative Breakfast 
20-21 Parish Ministry Seminar 

23-24 Youth Commission, Ter- 

24 Epiphany III 

25 Saint Paul 

25-26 Parish Ministry Seminar II 
28 Churchman Board 
29-30 Diocesan Convention, Dur- 
31 Epiphany IV 

Rev. W. Clyde Williams, associate gen- 
eral secretary of COCU. 

The Rev. Mr. Williams said most of 
the conferences resulted in church 
leaders dividing up their regions into 
states or districts and naming indi- 
viduals to assume responsibility for 
seeing that the union plan is studied 
widely at regional and local levels. 

The regional executives of the nine 
churches were given the initiative in 
the conferences to organize for inter- 
denominational study in ways best 
suited to their particular, regions. 

In San Francisco, for instance, 
church leaders from northern Cali- 
fornia and northern Nevada set up 
plans for the study in six different lo- 
cations and opted for having a ratio of 
five lay persons to every clergyman in 
the study process. 

The conference in Atlanta, Ga., Oc- 
tober 1, covering the Carolinas, 
Georgia, Florida and Alabama, drew 
the largest participation of the 13. 
There were 101 church leaders that 
took part in the meeting convened by 
Episcopal Bishop Robert F. Gibson of 

Members of the executive committee 
of COCU convened the conferences 
and made it clear that the plan of 
union offered to the churches last 
March now needs "grass roots" rewrit- 
ing and refinement. 

They noted that COCU offices in 
Princeton, N. J., stand ready to assist 
in any way in the study process. 

There was little debate on the plan of 
union itself at the conferences. Most of 
the regional officials were content to 
follow the stated purpose of simply 
laying plans for study. 

One frequently expressed concern at 
the conferences, however, was acted 
upon by COCU even before the last 
conferences were held. Many church 
executives felt the study period was too 
short. The COCU executive committee 

January 1971 



immediately extended the period five 
months to June 1, 1972. 

Up to this point in developing a 
plan of union, COCU has operated 
through 90 persons, 10 delegates from 
each of the nine denominations. 

Dr. Paul A. Crow Jr., Princeton, 
N. J., general secretary to COCU, 
spoke to the Minneapolis regional con- 
ference October 2, asserting that the 
attitude churchmen bring to the study is 
as crucial as the plan of union itself 
since the growing together in inter- 
denominational study is a part of the 
union process. 

Bishop Frederick D. Jordan of the 
African Methodist Episcopal Church 
told the Los Angeles gathering 

Appa lochia 

one of the most important meetings of 
my church in its U. S. history," stated 
a clergyman at the annual meeting of 
the Commission on Religion in Appa- 
lachia (CORA), held recently at the 
Montreat Center in Black Mountain. 

The meeting brought together over 
200 bishops and high ranking judica- 
tory officials of 17 different denomina- 
tions, located in the 13 Appalachian 
states, to discuss and plan the church's 
role in combatting poverty. 

Speakers included Bishop William E. 
Sanders, Episcopal Bishop of Tennes- 
see; George Esser, former director of 
the North Carolina Fund and now with 
The Ford Foundation; Dr. Earl D. C. 
Brewer of Emory University; and the 
Rev. John B. McBride of the Home 
Mission Board of the Southern Baptist 

Highlights of the gathering included 
Dr. Brewer's remarks that "the numer- 
ous organizational structures, both re- 
ligious and otherwise in Appalachia are 
as much more a part of the problem 
as they are in the solution." Dr. Brewer 
also added "that we need a massive 
program of reparations for Appala- 

Esser stated that "despite federal 
programs, the government has had lit- 
tle effect on the poor in Appalachia." 
His speech, entitled "Current Ferment" 
gave his views of the sociological and 
political happenings in Appalachia. He 
added, "My fear is not of revolution, 
but the fear of any change and the re- 
sort to repression. . . . The church is a 
part of the community of which it 

that "concerted, diligent, critical and 
prayerful" study of the plan is vital. 

Mrs. Ralph Stair of Waukesha, Wis., 
a United Presbyterian laywoman, in 
her convener role for the Chicago re- 
gional pointed out that deep commit- 
ment is needed to bring the study 
process into already crowded church 

United Methodist Bishop James K. 
Mathews told the Boston regional that 
if there are elements of the plan of 
union that just "won't wash" now is the 
time to find out. 

Dr. Charles Spivey of New York 
City, declared to the Denver regional 
conference that for a plan of union to 
be acceptable it must come from the 

exists; to white and black; poor and 
rich; republican and democrat." 

Later in the day conversations with 
community people allowed church ad- 
ministrators to meet, question, and dis- 
cuss with local residents of Appala- 
chia, their difficulties and problems. 
Local citizens from Tennessee, Ken- 
tucky, and West Virginia expressed 
their view of the church. According 
to one denominational representative, 
"They told us where we have failed 
and what road we should take in be- 
half of the church." 

Friday evening the premiere of a 
slide - sound presentation, produced 
by a professional consultant, Billy 
Barnes, that detailed CORA's activities 
throughout Appalachia, was shown. 

St. Aug. Has Student 
On Board Of Trustees 

RALEIGH — President Prezell R. 
Robinson announced that at the recent 
meeting of the Board of Trustees of 
Saint Augustine's College, Freddie 
Vaughns, a senior sociology major 
from Washington, D. C, was elected 
to a one-year term on the Board of 

This marks the first time in the his- 
tory of the College that a student has 
served on the Board. Dr. Robinson 
stated that "this is in keeping with the 
philosophy of the College to involve 
students in the governance of the Col- 

bottom up, and this, he said, is the 
reason COCU is seeking local help in 
further drafting of a plan. 

Other conferences were held in 
Seattle, Wash.; Washington, D. C; 
Cleveland, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; 
Dallas, Texas; and St. Louis, Mo. 

Denominations involved in COCU 

The African Methodist Episcopal 
Church, African Methodist Episcopal 
Zion Church, Christian Church (Dis- 
ciples of Christ), Christian Methodist 
Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church, 
Presbyterian Church U. S., United 
Church of Christ, United Method- 
ist Church and the United Presby- 
terian Church in the U.S.A. 

The presentation was well received. 
According to CORA officials, "an ex- 
cellent response was received. Requests 
are coming in for copies of the film 
for distribution to local churches." 

An ecumenical church service was 
held Friday noon, led by Dr. Henry A. 
McCanna of Don Ross Associates, and 
producers of the new movie, "The 
Cross and the Switchblade." After the 
termination of the service, a full busi- 
ness meeting was held to proceed on 
budgeting and other matters. 

The Commission on Religion in Ap- 
palachia, Inc., was created four years 
ago to unite the church's effort in mis- 
sion activity in Appalachia. Officed in 
Knoxville, Tennessee, member com- 
munions in attendance at the meeting 
included the American Baptist Con- 
vention, American Lutheran Church, 
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 
Church of God, Church of the Breth- 
ren, Friends United, Episcopal Church, 
Lutheran Church in America, Luth- 
eran Church — Missouri Synod, Men- 
nonite Central Committee, Presbyteri- 
an Church in the U. S., Reformed 
Church in America, Roman Catholic 
Church, Home Mission Board of the 
Southern Baptist Convention, United 
Church of Christ, United Methodist 
Church, United Presbyterian Church 
in the USA, and 11 state councils of 
churches, the National Catholic Rural 
Life Conference, and Lutheran Coun- 
cil in America. The Council of the 
Southern Mountains was also repre- 

Numerous denominational caucuses 
were held earlier in the week to plan 

Problems Meeting Topic 


The Churchman 

Two-Thirds Come From Earlier Professions: 

Seminarians Study For Career No. 2 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Why does a 
successful professional man suddenly 
move his family to a mountaintop to 
begin study toward the priesthood? 

Of the 60 students at St. Luke's, the 
Episcopal seminary at the University 
of the South, forty-four have left pro- 
fessions as diverse as geology, medi- 
cine, sales, law and forestry in more 
than 14 states to pursue a rigorous 
three-year course of study and field 

"A growing interest in the church" is 
cited by one middle-aged beginning stu- 
dent who came to St. Luke's from a job 
as an aircraft engineer. 

A man who was a prosperous cor- 
poration lawyer believes he can fill a 
particular need. "The Lord has bounte- 
ously blessed me in every way for fifty 
years. I want to spend my next fifty 
years trying to repay some of that. My 

experiences in the business world can 
help me help business men relate their 
problems and their need for fulfillment 
to Christ and His teachings." 

A former television executive says, 
"1 responded to what I considered to be 
a call. I had just won a long-sought 
promotion at work I enjoyed and was 
successful at. My boss said I was 

The moral support of their wives 
and families is very important to these 
men. Often severe financial sacrifice by 
the whole family is entailed in the 
move. "It was a family decision," is the 
consensus at St. Luke's. 

The "theologs" and their families are 
active in every phase of life at Sewanee, 
the community of 1,500 on the domain 
of the University of the South. The 
wives teach school, give music lessons, 

and take part-time jobs; all ages are 
active in scouting, P.T.A., volunteer 
work, clubs, and the various choirs. 

Like other higher education, theo- 
logical education is only partly paid for 
by the amount charged for tuition. In 
most colleges the figure is about half; 
in the School of Theology it is even 
less. Scholarship aid is available for 
about 95 per cent of St. Luke's student 

Each year in January the Episco- 
pal Church declares Theological Edu- 
cation Sunday, with the offering in 
Sewanee's 24 sponsoring dioceses 
traditionally divided between Sewanee 
and the seminary from which the con- 
gregation's minister graduated. St. 
Luke's would feel rich on $1.00 per 
person per year from its constituents in 
southern Episcopal parishes, but so far 
has had to get along on much less. 

Bishop Projects Grant Procedure 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Eraser, bishop of the 
Diocese of North Carolina, has out- 
lined a new procedure to be followed 

their church's role in combatting pov- 
erty and creating community in Ap- 

CORA's headquarters are located 
at 1114 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, 

Those attending from the Episcopal 
Church include the Rt. Revs. M. 
George Henry, Black Mountain, North 
Carolina; Addison Hosea, Lexington, 
Kentucky; W. C. Campbell, Charles- 
ton, West Virginia; and William E. 
Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee. Also at- 
tending were the Revs. Alex H. Mac- 
Dowell, Brownsville, Pennsylvania; 
James A. Bingham, Morgantown, West 
Virginia; William J. Cox, Cumberland, 
Maryland; R. B. Lloyd, Blacksburg, 
Virginia; William J. Coy, Cumberland, 
Maryland; Frederick L. Eastham, 
Bluefield, West Virginia; Thomas E. 
Tiller, Jr., Jackson, Mississippi; Wil- 
liam G. Black, Athens, Ohio; John 
Rivers, Cullowhee, North Carolina; 
and Kenneth M. Tucker, St. Paul, Vir- 

in connection with future grants 
under the General Convention Special 
Program of the National Episcopal 

The new procedure has been de- 
veloped following Houston convention 
resolutions relating to GCSP. The pro- 
cedure will involve local committees in 
communities where future GCSP grants 
originate. Bishop Fraser outlined the 
steps to be followed in a recent memo 
to rectors and senior wardens of the 

"After consultation with the Stand- 
ing Committee, I expect to use the 
following procedure," the Bishop's 
memo stated: 

"1. When notice of an application 
for a grant is received, all rectors and 
wardens will be notified, as in the past, 
for general information. 

"2. A local committee, that is, a 
committee made up of church people in 
the city where the community organiza- 
tion is located, will be asked to investi- 
gate and report. They will be given a 
copy of the application which we re- 
ceive from the National Church. They 
will not be given a copy of the field 
appraisal until after their investigation 
had been made. This is to assist the 

local committee to evaluate the agency 
rather than the field appraisal. They 
will be (given a copy of the field ap- 
praisal after their investigation. The 
local committee will then report to the 
Bishop and Standing Committee who 
will take into account the application, 
the field appraisal, and the investiga- 
tion and recommendation of the local 

"It is our hope that this can all be 
done in a period of less than thirty 
days in order to demonstrate our sup- 
port of worthwhile GCSP programs so 
that no one can feel that we are using 
procedure to hinder the effective func- 
tioning of the General Convention 
Special Program. Of course, if circum- 
stances make it necessary, we will use 
the full thirty days," Bishop Fraser's 
statement continued. 

"3. If the Standing Committee were 
not to approve a grant and the Bishop 
were to appear before the Executive 
Council, he will take with him someone 
who is in favor of the grant as well as 
someone who is opposed to it. The 
membership of this delegation will be 
chosen according to the situation. 

"It is difficult to set up a procedure 
before any application is presented to 

January 1971 


us, but in view of no experience with 
this new resolution, it is our hope and 
intent to be able to follow this proce- 

"It is the hope of the Bishop and 
Standing Committee that you will share 
this information with your vestry and 
interested members of your congrega- 
tion," the memo to Rectors and Senior 
Wardens concluded. 

Following are GCSP resolutions ap- 
proved at the recent Houston conven- 

"1. Resolved, the House of Bishops 
concurring, That this 63 rd General 
Convention affirm its belief in the aims 
and purposes of the General Conven- 
tion Special Program, as presented by 
the Presiding Bishop in Seattle in 1967 
and adopted by the 62nd General Con- 
vention, and its belief that the Program 
should be continued and expanded, and 

"2. Resolved, the House of Bishops 
concurring, That the General Conven- 
tion readopt the criteria set forth in 
Resolution No. 6 of the Program and 
Budget Committee as adopted by the 
62nd General Convention (Journal, 
pp. 430-43 1 ) for the General Conven- 
tion Special Program, except that the 
proviso at the end thereof shall be 
amended so that it shall read: 

"Provided, that no grant under this 
program shall be made to any organi- 
zation if such organization or any of- 
ficer or agent thereof advocates the use 
of physical violence as a means of 
carrying out the program of the or- 
ganization; and Provided further, that 
the funding of any grant shall be dis- 
continued if the grantee or any officer 
or agent of the grantee shall be finally 
convicted of a crime which involves 
physical violence perpetrated in carry- 
ing out the program of the organiza- 
tion;" and 

"3. Resolved, the House of Bishops 
concurring, That the Executive Coun- 
cil be instructed in its administration of 
the General Convention Special Pro- 
gram, to establish the following pro- 
cedures with respect to grants by the 
Screening and Review Committee: 

"a. The Bishop of the Diocese or the 
Bishops of the Diocese within which 
the headquarters or a major part of the 
operations of a proposed grantee are 
located shall be notified in writing at 
least thirty days prior to consideration 
of any grant by the Screening and Re- 
view Committee, such notification to 
include a full copy of the grant- 
application and a full copy of the re- 
port of the staff field appraisal. 


"b. In the event the Bishop, or one 
of them, acting with the advice and 
consent of his Executive Board, Stand- 
ing Committee, or Diocesan Conven- 
tion, shall within such 30-day period 
declare in writing the opposition of his 
Diocese to the proposed grant, then the 
Screening and Review Committee shall 
not act upon the application for grant, 
but shall forward to the Executive 
Council the investigative and other re- 
ports it shall have received, together 
with its own findings and recommenda- 

"c. Upon receipt of such reports, 
findings and recommendations, the 
Executive Council shall grant the Bis- 
hop or his designated representatives 
the opportunity to present to it the 
reasons for the objections of his 
Diocese to the proposed grant, and the 
grant shall not be approved except by 
the affirmative vote of a majority of the 

whole membership of the Executive 

"d. If no Bishop to whom notice 
was given shall have declared in writing 
the opposition of his Diocese to the 
proposed grant, then the Screening and 
Review Committee, after the comple- 
tion of such investigative, hearing and 
other procedures as the Executive 
Council shall prescribe, may reject or 
finally approve and fund the proposed 
grant, thereafter reporting to the 
Executive Council with respect thereto; 

"4. Resolved, the House of Bishops 
concurring, That the Executive Council 
be instructed to develop a means of en- 
couraging more local involvement by 
individual Episcopalians, Parishes, and 
Dioceses so as to improve understand- 
ing and support of the General Con- 
vention Special Program," the Houston 
convention resolutions concluded. 

Represent 9 Denominations 

Durham Church Union Workshop 
Involves 24 Congregations 

DURHAM — On All Saints Day, 
November 1, 24 Durham congrega- 
tions, representing all of the nine de- 
nominations involved in the Consulta- 
tion on Church Union initiated an 
interdenominational study of the COCU 
Plan of Union. 

Dr. John Satterwhite of Washington, 
D. C. who is a member of the A.M.E. 
Zion Church and co-chairman of the 
committee that drafted the Plan of 
Union, keynoted the afternoon work- 
shop and briefly traced the history of 
the Consultation. 

Following Dr. Satterwhite's intro- 
duction to the Plan, a panel of 
respondants gave their personal in- 
terpretations of the Plan. The panel 
was made up of Bishop William Can- 
non of the North Carolina Conference 
of the United Methodist Church; Dean 
Robert Cushman of the Duke Divinity 
School; the Rev. Dr. William Benfield, 
moderator of the Presbyterian Church 
in the United States; and the Rev. 
J.E.C. Harris, chairman of the 
Ecumenical Commission of the Episco- 
pal Diocese of North Carolina. Follow- 
ing the panel the 150 delegates from 
the various congregations met in dis- 
cussion groups to discuss the philoso- 
phy of the proposed Church of Christ 

Uniting as it is reflected in the Plan of 
Union which is being presented to the 
nine denominations for their study and 

Following the afternoon workshop, 
which was held at the First Presby- 
terian Church, a dinner was held at St. 
Philip's Episcopal Church. 

At eight o'clock that evening at 
Trinity United Methodist Church, 
about 300 persons participated in a 
celebration of the Holy Communion 
according to the rite being proposed by 
the consultation for trial use. Nine 
Durham clergy representing each of the 
denominations in the Consultation were 
the con-celebrants of the Communion 
Service. The service was designed in 
such a way as to incorporate the vari- 


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mon loaf and a common chalice. The 
members of the congregation made 
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church and used individual communion 
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nominations. The preacher at the ser- 
vice was Dr. William Benfield who is 
the pastor of a Presbyterian Church in 
Charleston, West Virginia and chair- 
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CHARLOTTE — Christ Church in 
Charlotte is offering a new service to 
its parishioners based on a highly popu- 
lar feature in The Charlotte News, 
"Call Quest." 

Just as the newspaper does for its 
readers, "Christ Church Quest" will 
publish answers to knotty questions 
posed by readers of The Report, the 
Church's weekly newsletter. Questions 
can be submitted by telephone or mail, 
and the questioner must be identified. 

"I look upon this as a healthy de- 
velopment which could generate a 
broad base of interest in affairs of the 
congregation," commented the rector, 
the Rev. Harcourt E. Waller, Jr. "If 
people become interested in reading 
questions and replies, they may also be 
encouraged to submit questions of 
their own which they may have been 
too timid to bring up." 

The newsletter feature was initiated 
as the result of a suggestion made at 
the Rector's Luncheon on November 9, 
when Mr. Waller presented a summary 
of the 1970 General Convention. Dur- 
ing the question and answer period 
which followed, suggestions were put 
forward asking for periodic gatherings 
at which vestrymen could conduct dis- 
cussions and reply to questions from 
members of the congregation. The 
"Quest" suggestion was offered as a 
way to have questions answered be- 
tween such occasions. 

The first meeting at which vestry- 
men could hear such "feedback" was 
the annual Parish Meeting scheduled 
Dec. 13, when four new vestrymen 
were elected to three-year terms. 

Tanzania Grant 
Sends Technicians 

NEW YORK (DPS) — An ap- 
propriation of $5,503 has been ap- 
proved by the Episcopal Church for 
the support of projects in Tanzania 
now being sponsored by the National 
Committee of Black Churchmen. 

The money, which will come from 
the Church School Missionary Offering 
of 1967, will be used to help send 
Afro-American technicians to Africa 
for two-year tours of duty where they 
will participate in the Pan-African 
Skills Project (PAS). 

Dr. Stanley 
To Be Heard In 
Radio Series 

ATLANTA — "Good News for 
You" is the theme of the 26th con- 
secutive Episcopal Series of the Protes- 
tant Hour which will go on radio sta- 
tions across the nation starting Sunday, 
January 3, 1971. Dr. Clifford L. Stan- 
ley will be the speaker. 

Dr. Stanley, for 25 years, was Pro- 
fessor of Theology at Virginia Epis- 
copal Theological Seminary, Alexan- 
dria, Virginia. He is making his first 
appearance on the Episcopal Series 
which will run for thirteen weeks from 
January 3 to March 28, 1971. Titles of 
his sermons are: Study in Contrasts, 
January 3; Sisters Two, January 10; 
Confrontation, January 17; The Win- 
dow of the World, January 24; The 
Hinge of Time, January 3 1 ; Why Did 
They Do It?, February 7; The Answer 
Was No, February 14; Going for 
Broke, February 21; The Significance 
of Age Thirty, February 28, Situations 
vs. Rules, March 7; The Question of 
Identity, March 14; Twilight Over 
Christendom, March 21; When Fear 
Displaces Hope, March 28. 

Music for the Episcopal Series will 
be provided by the Choir of St. Bar- 
tholomew's Episcopal Church, New 
York under the direction of Jack H. 

The Episcopal Series of the Protes- 
tant Hour is produced by the Parish of 
the Air of the Episcopal Radio-TV 
Foundation, Atlanta, as an ecumenical 
project with the United Methodist, 
Presbyterian, U. S. and the Lutheran 
Church in America. Each year out- 
standing preachers and choirs are heard 
by a nationwide audience. The pro- 
grams are provided without charge to 
over 550 stations across the nation and 
to the worldwide Armed Forces Net- 

Information about the Episcopal 
Series and free copies of Dr. Stanley's 
sermons may be obtained from the 
Parish of the Air, P. O. Box 11711, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30305. 

January 1971 



pD episcopal home 
W foe the ageing 

Believe It or Not 

rf p* if 

School Bells, Troubadour, And Letters Delight 
Home Residents 

You are never too old 

It is a rare occasion indeed when a 
father of one of the Penick Home resi- 
dents comes to visit. But it happened 
recently. Ninety-six-year-old Robert 
S. Valleau of Wilmington, Del., is pic- 
tured here visiting his daughter, Mrs. 
Edith Valleau Miller. Mrs. Miller, a 
widow and former resident -of St. 
Petersburg, Fla., and Raleigh, moved 
into the Home six months ago. Her 
daughter, Mrs. C. Leslie Sweeney, Jr., 
is an active member of St. Michael's 
Episcopal Church in Raleigh. 

are never too old to learn. 
Penick Home residents are proving 
this. In cooperation with the adult 
education program of Sandhills Com- 
munity College, the Home is now of- 
fering a non-credit course in North 
Carolina history. Thirty residents and 
five townspeople are enrolled in the 
15-week, tuition-free course. William 
B. Crews, a member of Emmanuel 
Church, local attorney and part-time 
instructor at the College, is teaching 
the course. 

Ten residents have just completed 
a 10-week crafts course taught by Mrs. 
Marjorie Stuckey, also an instructor 
at Sandhills Community College. 

Because of the enthusiasm of the 
residents, the College and Home plan to 
offer additional courses during the year. 

Once a month, the Episcopal Home 
dining room takes on a whole new 
look and aroma as the residents con- 
tinue their "around the world with 

Rev. Davis Announces 

A six-point development program 
for the Episcopal Home for the Age- 
ing — plus a name change — were an- 
nounced by the Rev. Robert N. Davis, 
vice president of the Board of Direc- 
tors and chairman of the Development 
Committee, at a recent executive com- 
mittee meeting. 

The name change is for the Special 
Gifts Committee. It is now the Devel- 
opment Committee. 

As outlined by Mr. Davis, the six- 
point development program includes: 

An organized effort will be made to 
put the Home and its needs before 
financial counselors in the state in 
hopes of obtaining trusts and be- 
quests from interested citizens. 
Charles M. Shaffer of Chapel Hill, 
a committee member, will spear- 
head this effort to contact attorneys 
and trust officers in the state to 
familiarize them with the possibilities 
of donations and bequests to the Home 

Development Plan 


The Honorable Francis O. Clarkson 
of Chanotte will head the annual 
giving campaign for the Home from 
people in the Diocese. 

Efforts will be made to locate and 
solicit funds from charitable founda- 
tions throughout the area. 

Mrs. Eugene Motsinger of Roaring 
Gap, former president of the Epis- 
copal Churchwomen of the Diocese, 
will work to interest individuals and 
churchwomen's groups in becoming 
associates of the Penick Home Aux- 


This campaign will urge persons to 
remember the Home in their end- 
of-year giving. 


Efforts will be made to contact non- 
Episcopalians in the state who 
might share the Home's concern for 
the care of the aged. 

foods" jaunt. Initiated in September 
with a Chinese dinner, the Foods of 
All Nations program has included an 
October Italian night complete with 
checked table cloths, ravioli and spa- 
ghetti, plus a roving troubadour play- 
ing a guitar. The troubadour was John 
Lookabaugh, a student at Sandhills 
Community College who not only 
played and sang for the residents but 
also lent a hand with an Italian ver- 
sion of Bingo. 

This month they are off to Hawaii 
for a gala luau. 

Anyone with slides, costumes or 
special recipes is invited to join the fun 
Periodic letters from Tokyo, Nepal 
and Charlotte keep the Home's resi- 
dents posted on the progress of the 
orphans they sponsor. 

A year and a half ago, the residents 
jointly decided with the administration 
to use their Communion Alms Fund 
to sponsor orphaned children through- 
out the world. Two were selected by 
Miss Rachel Wolfe, a missionary from 
the Diocese to Nepal. They are a five- 
year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. 
The third, a 15-year-old Japanese boy, 
was selected through the Christian Chil- 
dren's Fund. Ever mindful of needs at 
home, the residents also send monthly 
to the Thompson Home an amount 
equal to that sent to Japan and Nepal. 

The"10 Most Wanted" 

The following "Ten Most Wanted 
List" is made up of items the Epis- 
copal Home did not get for Christmas, 
but still wants. Look it over and lend 
a hand if possible. 

1. Large Shade Trees — $300 per tree 

2. Plants and Shrubs— $5 to $10 each 

3. Benches — To be placed around the 
Home's grounds $80 each 

4. Towel Sets— $12 each 

5. Sheets and Pillow Cases $10 each 

6. Dishes, Service for 100-$ 1,000 total 

7. New Postal Facility for Residents 
and Patients $3,500 

8. Occasional Chairs— $ 1 50 each 

9. Visiting Clergy Vestments $150 

10. A Larger Chapel $80,000 



February 1971 


FEB 1 1971 


1971 Budget Proposals 

(Editor's Note: The 1971 Program Budget was incomplete at press 
time and will be presented at the Durham Convention.) 

Proposed Budget 1971 

Budgeted Proposed 

410 Diocesan Officers 1970 1971 

411 Salary $ 17,040 $ 18,000 

412 Housing 2,640 2,880 

413 Utilities 1,260 1,320 

414 Travel Expense 4,200 4,400 

415 Secretary 5,280 5,717 

Suffragan Bishop 

421 Salary 13,680 14,400 

422 Housing 2,640 2,880 

423 Utilities 1,260 1,320 

424 Travel Expense 3,500 3,700 

425 Secretary 5,160 5,590 

Business Manager 

431 Salary 9,360 9,960 

432 Housing 2,160 2,280 

433 Utilities 960 1,020 

434 Travel Expense 1,200 1,200 

435 Financial Secretary-Bookkeeper 5,280 5,717 

Secretary of Diocese 

441 Salary 1,240 1,320 

442 Clerical Assistance 626 626 

443 Office Expense 450 1,500 

445 Receptionist-Typist Salary 3,840 — 0 — 

450 Diocesan House 

451 Construction Note 29,280 29,280 

452 Insurance 720 600 

453 Utilities & Maintenance 6,800 7,200 

454 Telephone & Telegraph 4,400 4,800 

455 Office Supplies & Postage 5,500 5,500 

456 Equipment Replacement & Repair 3,000 2,000 

460 Conventions 

461 Expense of Journal 2,450 3,500 

462 Parish Expense 500 500 

(Continued on page 2) 







Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Bishop Coadjutor 

Ben F. Park 

The Rev. Downs C. Spitler, Jr. 

Chairman, Dept. of Stewardship and 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

February, 1971 

No. 2 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
tion and Communications of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of North Carolina. Non- 
diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh. 

N. C. All manuscripts, drawings, photo- 
graphs and news articles should be ac- 
companied by a stamped, self-addressed 
envelope, and received by the first of 
the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 


(Continued from front cover) 

463 Diocese Expense 300 300 


465 Expense of Delegates 1,000' — 0 — 


466 Diocesan Share of Convention & 

Presiding Bishop's Office 4,522 5,891 

467 Expense of Delegates 2,000 1,500 

470 Insurance 

471 Workmen's Compensation : 400 350 

472 Fire & Liability— Other Property 1,600 1,400 

473 Surety Bond 500 500 

474 Clergy Pension Premiums 8,350 8,900 

475 Lay Employees Pension Premiums 1,600 1,700 

476 Social Security 951 892 

480 Miscellaneous 

481 Expense Examining Chaplains 1,500 1,500 

482 Expense Standing Committee 500 500 

483 Expense Diocesan Council 500 700 

484 Special Grant 720 720 

485 Audit 1,800 1,800 

486 Expense Clergy Conference 200 200 

490 Contingent Fund 2,000 3,000 

TOTAL $162,869 $167,063 

Less Trust Income 4,569 4,763 

Total to be Assessed $158,300 $162,300 

Result Of Budget Shortage: 

National Staff Cut By Half 
In Headquarters Re-shuffle 

GREENWICH, Conn. (DPS) — * approved plans for a staff realign- 
Acting in response to a mandate from ment at the Episcopal Church Center in 
its 63rd General Convention call- New York City and a reorganization 
ing for a program of decentralization ot its own committee structure, 
and self-determination, the Episcopal * received a gift of $750,000 from 
Church's Executive Council at its De- the Diocese of Rochester, earmarking 
cember 8-10 meeting approved initial portions of it for world reIie f, the staff 
steps in reorganization by reducing its reorganization and the work of newly- 
staff and simplifying its leadership created Development Office authorized 
structure. at t h e Houston Convention. 

A shortfall of nearly $2 million for , . , , * 

the 1971 budget of the national church * authorized the use of $80 thou- 

gave special urgency to the steps taken sand to $10 ° thousand by the Na- 

by the Council to economize and to tlonal Committee on Indian Work for 

streamline its operations. § rants to finance Indian and Eskimo 

The 41 -member Council — includ- community development, these funds 

ing the 21 newly-elected and 9 re- to come from contributions by the 

elected members chosen at the recent Dioceses of the church over and above 

convention at Houston, Tex. — took base budget quotas ("faith budget"), 

the following actions: The cut in staff will reduce the total 

* approved a proposal to decrease number of people working at the Epis- 
the Council's national staff by 50 per- copal Church Center from 204 to about 
cent effective between January 1 and 103 and will be accomplished between 
June 30, 1971. January 1 and June 30, 1971. 

* gave preliminary consideration to Seventy-five percent of the proposed 
a base program budget ("commitment" expenditures for 1971 ($8,365,068) 
budget) for 1971 of $10.9 million. are in the category of grants, money 


The Churchman 

Duke Chapel To House 155th Session: 

Convention Arrangements Listed 

Annual Convention Committee 

DURHAM — All Durham Epis- 
copal Churches will be host Friday and 
Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30, to the 155th 
annual convention of the Episcopal 
Diocese of North Carolina. 

An estimated registration of 300 to 
400 delegates is expected for the ses- 
sions which will be held in Page Audi- 
torium and Duke Chapel on the cam- 
pus of Duke University. Page Audi- 
torium has a seating capacity of 1,507 
and is frequently used at Duke for 
lectures, concerts and other programs. 

The Rev. H. Bruce Shepherd, chap- 
lain at the Episcopal Student Center at 
Duke, is general chairman for the con- 
vention. Other chairmen are: lodging 
— Mrs. E. S. Wasdell; parking and 
transportation — John Satterfield; 
arrangements and property — Paul 
Wright Jr.; registration — Mr. and 
Mrs. Watts Carr Jr.; hospitality — 
Mrs. E. C. Turner; worship — W. C. 
Marvin; finance — Professor Fredrick 
C. Joerg; printing — Mrs. Blaine 
Nashold; and publicity and communi- 
cation — Ernst (cq) W. Greup. 

All delegates will be responsible for 
securing their lodging. They have been 
furnished with maps of Duke Universi- 
ty and the City of Durham and a list of 
available hotel and motel accomoda- 

Meals for delegates will be available 
at three dining halls operated by Duke 
University. The dining halls are located 
in Union Building, adjacent to Page 
Auditorium, and are easily accessible 
without having to go outside the com- 
plex of buildings. They are the Blue 
and White Room, University Room 
and Oak Room. Nominal prices will be 

Pre-registration will be held Thurs- 
day, January 28, from 8 to 9 p.m. in 
Flowers Lounge on the West Campus 

. . . General Chairman 

at Duke. Flowers is also located ad- 
jacent to Page Auditorium. Delegates 
not pre-registering will be able to regis- 
ter beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 
29, in Flowers. 

The opening session, including in- 
stallation of delegates, will start at 
10 a.m. on Friday and will end after 
noon-day prayers. After lunch, the af- 
ternoon session will convene. Delegates 
will be on their own for dinner Friday 

Bishop Thomas J. Fraser will de- 
liver his State of the Church address 
Friday night in Duke Chapel. A choral 
Eucharist at 8 p.m. will precede his 
address. The choir for the Eucharist 
will be the clergy of the Diocese. The 
Second Proposed Liturgy as adopted by 
the General Convention in Houston, 
Texas, will be used. J. Samuel Ham- 
mond, carillonneur for Duke Chapel, 
will be the organist. 

Business sessions will resume at 
9 a.m. Saturday morning and again 

expended by the Church's national 
headquarters to programs being car- 
ried on in this country and overseas. 

Among the grants are $4.5 million 
earmarked for overseas jurisdictions 
and $1 million for the General Conven- 
tion Special Program, a program 
^assisting minority groups to achieve 
economic and political power. These 
grant programs represent the church's 

concern for self-determination, under 
which money is made available to carry 
out "grass roots" programs at home 
and overseas. 

The remaining 25 percent of the 
income has been allocated for adminis- 
trative costs and programs developed 
at the Episcopal Church Center pro- 
viding consultant services for dioceses 
and parishes. 

in the afternoon, if necessary. Because 
of prior commitments for the use of 
Page Auditorium, the convention will 
have to adjourn between 4 and 5 p.m. 
on Saturday. 

Kanuga Center 
Ends Year 
In The Black' 

Director, Kanuga Conferences 

Kanuga has just completed its sec- 
ond full year of operations in its new 
facilities as a year-round Church Con- 
ference Center. Your continued pray- 
ers and support have made this a most 
successful year. 

Kanuga is needed more than ever 
before. It affords us the place and pro- 
gram to communicate both sides of all 
major issues, and prepares the frame 
work in which we can help shape and 
participate in the rapid changes taking 
place in the church and society today. 

Kanuga ended its second year of op- 
erations as a year-round Conference 
Center in the black. Our operation has 
set a pattern that is rapidly being fol- 
lowed by other institutions in Western 


North Carolina. Preparations for the 
completion of our million dollar cam- 
paign are in their final stage. The com- 
pletion of this drive should give Kanuga 
both independence and greater service 
to the church. 

The Rt. Rev. John A. Pinckney, 
Diocese of Upper South Carolina, has 
been elected Chairman of the Board 
for the coming year with Mr. E. H. 
Voorhees as Vice-Chairman. 

February 1971 


Church Can Provide Workable Models: 

Seminars Feature '70 Racial Program 

Chairman, and 
Director, Racial and Urban Affairs 

We have always lived in a segregated 
society and, therefore, have not been 
equipped to live in an integrated, plu- 
ralistic society which we are rapidly 
moving into. The Church is attempting 
to perform a ministry to this new con- 
figuration of societal forms. We have 
come upon a very redemptive and re- 
warding ministry to the problem of 
racism in our society. Thus far, there 
are two examples of how this has beeri 
carried out in 1970: 

A. In implementing the 1970 Pro- 
gram, we have engaged the services of 
Community Leadership Services in 
Winston-Salem to put on seminars for 
emerging leaders selected by rectors in 
Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh, and 
Durham. So far the meetings have been 
conducted in Durham, Raleigh, 
Greensboro, and Charlotte and have 
met with great success by our laymen. 
Many emerging leaders in our churches 
who will or are now in prominent forms 
of leadership have had an opportunity 
to encounter the way blacks really 
think and even more important, they 
have had an opportunity to inspect and 
interact with the various components 
of the black community. Not only that, 
blacks have had the chance to see clear- 
ly that when some white leaders come 
face-to-face, eyeball-to-eyeball contact 
in an honest and sincere struggle to 
solve problems, their own hostile atti- 
tudes and behavior are greatly changed. 

B. We have conducted encounter 
groups led by a group of specialized 
group leaders from the Mid-Atlantic 
Training Committee, Washington, 
D. C, which has black-white co-ordi- 
nators and staff. These were human re- 
lations training events for black and 
white delegates. The purposes of these 
conferences as have been generally 
mentioned previously are: 

1. To bridge the communication gap 
between blacks and whites; 

2. To experience new meaning in 
human relations; 

3. To work as teams in what to do 
back home to decrease the causes of 
racial tensions. 

In addition to the main thrust of the 
program for 1970, there have been 
some side effects. For instance, the 
North Carolina Good Neighbor Coun- 
cil, which is the official agency of the 
state of North Carolina to work on 



this problem, has indicated to us that 
their personnel who have been involved 
in our seminars have benefited from 
this exposure greatly. They have told 
us that never before have they had an 
opportunity to meet with the respon- 
sible members of the white community 
who are already committed to the sys- 
tem and want to see it work. Their 
experience up to this point has been 
mainly with the blacks iri the streets or 
the radical whites that may be siding 
with them. The North Carolina Good 
Neighbor Council in Raleigh tells us 
that it has been of great benefit to 
them to have had this exposure. 

It has also been brought to our at- 
tention that the Winston-Salem Coali- 
tion has picked up our format and 
will continue to work toward under- 
standing the social problems. 

The urban side of the problem 
should be illustrated with the grants 
that were made to the various institu- 
tions around the diocese, the four $500 
grants. These will be delineated very 
carefully and will point out what they 
were made for and what they are try- 
ing to do. 

1. Emergency Feeding and Medical 
Program (Warrenton) (Economic De- 
velopment Corporation) — A feeding 
and medical program for children to be 
established for the purpose of provid- 
ing nutritional meats and adequate 
medical care, with special emphasis on 
nutritional deficiencies. All efforts will 
be made to serve those children that 
no other agency is serving. 

2. New Bern Avenue Day Care Cen- 
ter (Raleigh) Director — Mrs. Mar 
Sharpe-Established for the purpose of 
educational and cultural development 
of the community, thereby providing 
opportunity for the parents to seek 
gainful employment and/or upgrac 
their educational qualifications. 

3. Young Adult Action Group, Inc. 
(Raleigh) O. E. Dupree, Chairman of 
Board of Directors — A group of 
young adults between the ages of 15 
and 30 who organized for the purpose 
of "lifting themselves up by their own 
boot strapes." Subscribes to a non-vio- 
lent, leadership training approach to 
the solution of problems facing black 

4. Research in the Advancement of 
Personalities (Winston-Salem) Estab- 
lished to respond to the specific needs 
of young people and to work with the 
community-at-large for understanding 
and coping with the tensions and be- 
havior of its youth population. 

Society Invites 
Support Of 

Chairman, Murdoch Memorial Society 

The Francis J. Murdoch Memorial 
Society for the Increase of the Ministry 
is the outgrowth of a trust fund estab- 
lished in memory of 
^j/^Qlk her brother, the Rev. 
JBBT ^ Francis J. Murdoch, 
1 by Miss Margaret 
.vs Murdoch of Charles- 
i ^ptT ton, South Carolina. 

-jk During the years 
I^L^^A since its beginning in 
B 1912, the Murdoch 
B Trust has rendered 
financial aid to a 
MELCHER large number of 
seminarians from the Diocese of North 
Carolina. The aid rendered by the So- 
ciety under the terms of the trust and 
Canon XVII of the Diocese is in the 
form of a loari to the seminarian re- 
questing aid. This loan may be can- 
celed upon the ordination of the stu- 
dent, and is canceled upon his death 

The Churchman 

Houston OK's Several New Trial Uses 

Diocesan Liturgical Commission 

The principal work of the Diocesan 
Liturgical Commission for 1970-71 was 
set up for it in Houston, when General 
| JEJttok Convention author- 
Mf ized the trial use 

f* i B of new versions of 
nearly all of the 
*■* wSm P'' a y cr Book services. 
I There are two pro- 
^^^^|Hr^B posed Eucharistic li- 
^^^^^^■S turgies: one using 
I the language of the 
* S /lfv« B Prayer Book, the 
other using more 
LADEHOFF contemporary En- 
glish. A new church calendar has been 
published, which includes new collects, 
and new Epistles and Gospels for use 
at Holy Communion. This calendar is 
similar to one being introduced in the 
Roman Catholic Church, and in 
several Protestant denominations. Gen- 
eral Convention also authorized the use 
of new services of Morning and 
Evening Prayer, weddings, funerals, 
and ordinations. A new version of 
severity-one of the Psalms has been 
published. All of these services are now 

authorized for trial use. The new Bap- 
tismal Liturgy cannot be used before 
Easter 1971, so that there will be time 
for it to be studied carefully. 

Bishop Fraser has asked the assis- 
tance of this Commission in introducing 
these services of worship in this Dio- 
cese, and in evaluating them. 

The process of Prayer Book revision 
has been going on for nearly 20 years. 
Many Episcopalians first became aware 
of it when the trial Liturgy of the 
Lord's Supper was introduced in 1967. 
While most people filling in question- 
naires about this service in this Diocese 
(and across the country) expressed 
general approval of it, most of them 
also offered strong suggestions on how 
that liturgy could be improved. The 
standing Liturgical Commission, which 
has the responsibility of Prayer Book 
revision, considered these suggestions 
carefully. Many of them are reflected 
in these new services. 

The Diocesan Liturgical Com- 
mission hopes that each congrega- 
tion will use and evaluate as many of 
the proposed new services as possible 
during the next three years. The intro- 
duction of these services can enrich the 
worshipping life of a congregation. 
They will give church members the 

opportunity to study seriously the be- 
liefs of the church. By using and 
evaluating these services, a congrega- 
tion can assist the Standing Liturgical 
Commission as it works towards the 
publication of a new Book of Common 

Bishop Fraser has asked that a Wor- 
ship Committee be set up in each con- 
gregation, to study all of these pro- 
posals carefully. This committee would 
make recommendations to the Vestry 
about the order in which these services 
would be introduced, their timing, the 
preparation necessary, etc. The Rector 
and Vestry would then make applica- 
tion to the Bishop for permission to 
use the various rites. The Worship 
Committee would also evaluate the use 
of these services, and report to the 
Standing and Diocesan Liturgical Com- 

We have been given the opportunity 
to participate in the writing of a new 
Prayer Book, and, in the process, to 
grow in our worship and in our under- 
standing of the faith. The Diocesan 
Liturgical Commission stands ready to 
assist the congregations of the Diocese 
and their clergy in the introduction, 
interpretation, use, and evaluation of 
all of these services. 

St. Mary's Now In 'Decade Of Renewal' 

President, St. Mary's Junior College 

The report from St. Mary's Junior 
College will be brief, honest, and, I 
hope, quite clear. 

St. Mary's begins the Decade of the 

before ordination. During 1970, loans 
totaling $2,092.29 were granted to five 

The Society received one bequest 
during 1970 from the estate of the late 
Margaret Balfour Bell. This bequest, in 
the amount of $1,000.00, was added to 
the principal of the trust. The expend- 
able balance, as of December 1, 1970, 
is $1,777.56. 

With the increasing costs of theologi- 
cal education, aid rendered by the So- 
ciety will become more and more im- 
portant to our seminary students. We 
ask all communicants of the Diocese 
to remember the Society in their wills. 

70's more convinced than ever of the 
Tightness of our mission and ministry as 
a Church-related College in this criti- 
cal era of American, world and church 
history. In our school we are holding 
together the spiritual, educational and 
social in a community living experi- 

As we live with, and strive to com- 
municate with our young women we 
find our pattern of 
life changing, yet 
essentially remaining 
unchanged. This we 
feel is paradoxical, 
but in a creative 
sense. St. Mary's is 
seeking to enrich and 
expand its curricu- 
lum. St. Mary's, how- 
ever, is not in the 
PISANI least interested in 
"gimmicky" education. St. Mary's is 
seeking to deepen the religious life of 

its community. St. Mary's, however, is 
not going to fall victim to the tendency 
in many areas of the Church to water 
down the faith in the name of rele- 
vance. St. Mary's shares with all Chris- 
tians deep social concern iri those areas 
which have divided so much of the 
Church today. We seek to be "in com- 
munication" with many diversified 
groups. We conform to the law of the 
land and law of our conscience in criti- 
cal social areas. 

St. Mary's however, is not going to 
try to force an artificial or contrived 
situation in 1 this community in the name 
of "better race relations." Applicants 
to St. Mary's are processed without 
regard to race. This policy will con- 

St. Mary's, and schools like this, may 
well save education. St. Mary's, and 
schools like this, are, perhaps, our best 
hope in this area today. 

St. Mary's historically has received 

February 1971 


very little help from the Church. The 
five owning Dioceses contribute a bare 
fraction of 1 per cent of the annual 
funds needed to operate the school. 
We watched with great interest and ap- 
proval the action of General Conven- 
tion in support of several of the 
Church's educational institutions. We 
watched with disappointment the ig- 
noring of St. Mary's — an influential, 
venerable institution of the Church for 
more than a century and the only 
junior college owned by PECUSA. 

Some may think St. Mary's has no 
needs. Some may think we are a 

wealthy, heavily endowed institution. 
This is wrong. St. Mary's has great 

These needs we are seeking to meet 
in the next ten years through our 
"Decade of Renewal" a 7.5 million 
dollar development program. In the 
areas of program, scholarship and 
buildings St. Mary's is going to move 
forward. Once more we will change, 
and yet remain unchanged. 

This Diocese will be kept informed 
as to the progress of the Decade of 

Concerned Episcopalians will want 
to know that the lack of apparent in- 
terest and obvious lack of financial 
support for this school by the sup- 
porting Dioceses has not gone un- 
noticed. A foundation recently dras- 
tically curtailed a grant to St. Mary's 
stating, "Show us some Episcopal 
money and we will show you some 
foundation money." 

They were asking the question as to 
how seriously the Church takes its re- 
sponsibility toward an institution over 
which it claims ownership. The ques- 
tion, I believe, is well put. 

Here's Status Of Church Union Move 

Diocesan Ecumenical Commission 

In March of 1970 the 10-year-old 
Consultation on Church Union issued 
an initial draft of "A Plan of Union" 
and presented it to the nine member 
denominations for their respective re- 
actions. Our church's General Conven- 
tion this fall agreed to commend the 
plan to local churches for study and 
response but in doing so, made clear 
that this does not imply our church's 
endorsement of the plan as it now 

A state-wide committee is being 
formed to initiate an interdenomina- 
tional study of the 
plan of union in 
North Carolina. Rep- 
resentatives on this 
committee from our 
diocese are: Al Pur- 
rington of Raleigh 
and the Rev. J. E. C. 
Harris. The period of 
study runs until June 
of 1972 at which 
time the Consultation 
plans to gather together the reactions 
of the several member churches in or- 
der to rewrite the plan. All local con- 
gregations are urged to participate in 
interdenominational study groups in 
the coming months. The General Con- 
vention also authorized our use of the 
COCU rite entitled, An Order of Wor- 
ship for the Proclamation of the Word 
of God and the Celebration of the 
Lord's Supper, but limited the use of 
this rite to special ecumenical oc- 

With the emphasis now on a cross- 
denominational approach to the COCU 


study and with the formation of a state 
wide committee to promote the effort, 
the Ecumenical Commission feels it 
can support that effort and now turn 
to other matters, because COCU is 
only one facet of our church's ecumeni- 
cal involvements. In addition to 
official conversations with the Ortho- 
dox Church, with the Lutherans, the 
Pentecostals, the Jewish community 
and others, the Episcopal Church in 
this country and Anglicans throughout 
the world have been meeting officially 
with the Roman Catholics since 1965. 
The Anglican-Roman Catholic conver- 
sations in this country are called ARC 
and its membership has been named by 
the Roman Catholic Bishops' Commit- 
tee for Ecumenical and Interreligious 
Affairs and the Joint Commission on 
Ecumenical Relations of the Episcopal 

In ARC meetings held periodically 
over the past five years a spirit of 
excitement has developed over creative 
theological and ecumenical possibilities 
which are becoming increasingly ap- 
parent. A real milestone was reached 
in the spring of 1970 when the mem- 
bers of ARC in their report No. VII 
declared, "We see the goal as to realize 
full communion of the Roman Catholic 
Church with the Episcopal Church and 
other Churches of the Anglican com- 

ARC VII report (copies of which 
are available by writing St. Luke's 
Church, 1737 Hillandale Rd., Dur- 
ham, N. C. 27705) was received en- 
thusiastically by the General Conven- 
tion and continued participation in 
ARC has been heartily endorsed. 
Meanwhile, back in the Diocese, the 
oneness of Christ's Body, the Church, 

continues to be expressed in very real 
if unofficial ways as local congrega- 
tions of various denominations venture 
out together in mission to the world 
through such endeavors as inner-city 
ministries, low income housing de- 
velopments, cooperative efforts to min- 
ister in the drug crisis and interracial 

Viet Nam Aid 
Provided By 

Chairman, Armed Forces Commission 

During the past year, thanks to the 
generosity of several individuals and 
same parishes, the Commission on 
Armed Forces was able to provide 


Lieut. Harvey Cook, chaplain, USNR, 
with many packages of clothes and 
other items for his work in Viet Nam. 
Following his return to the United 
States, his relief, Lieut. Lawrence, 
chaplain, USNR, was sent more pack- 
ages. In all, over 500 pounds of cloth- 
ing and toys were sent. 

Individual contact with members of 


The Churchman 

'Get On With Work Of The Church': 

ECW Said Satisfied With Houston 

By MRS. W. J. LONG, JR. 
President, Episcopal Churchwomen 

This year the General Convention 
and the Triennial Meeting in Houston 
has had a renewing affect on the di- 
ocesan Episcopal Churchwomen. Much 
interest was shown in 
the reports of return- 
ing delegates at fall 
convocation and par- 
ish meetings. Atten- * ^ 
tion and questions « 
expressed satisfaction 
with the actions 
taken and a happy 
desire to get on 
with the work of 

the Church. Two 


branches have newly reorganized their 
Episcopal Churchwomen. Branches are 
seeking new ways to meet the interests 
and needs of all the women of the par- 
ish at all age levels and to bring them 
together in the service of the Church. 
They are no longer content to let the 
barriers of age, interests, and occupa- 
tions divide the women and keep them 
from the fellowship and love that 
comes with worship, study and service 
for our Lord. 

Through the E.C.W. diocesan and 
parish budgets, the program of the 
Church, inside and outside the Diocese, 
is given support. The gifts of the wom- 
en' through their United Thank Offer- 
ing support the program of the church 
in the missionary field in the states as 
well as abroad. Christian social action 
is realized in the communities in the 
diocese through E.C.W. branch pro- 

the Armed Forces was found to be 
impractical without constant updating 
of information by each parish; and af- 
ter 35 percent of the Bishop's Christ- 
mas Greetings were returned because 
of incorrect addresses, such attempts 
were discontinued. 

During the past year, all requests 
for the Armed Forces Packets have 
been answered promptly. Unfortu- 
nately, many of the young men enter- 
ing the Armed Forces from the Diocese 
of North Carolina must be doing with- 
out their special Armed Forces Prayer 
Book and Cross as the requests have 
been all too few. 

grams where the women are actively 
involved in improving race relations. 
Tutorial programs, kindergartens, 
schools for retarded children, hot meals 
for the sick and elderly, visiting the 
lonely, serving meals for parish gather- 
ings are only a few of the diverse ways 
the Episcopal Churchwomen witness 
to the love of our Lord. The structure 
in each branch is flexible, enabling the 
different interests and talents of the 
women to meet the special needs in 
each community while relating to the 
diocesan structure and therefore serving 
the needs in the Diocese, Nation and 
world at the same time. 

Monetary gifts have decreased this 
past year. Gifts to program of special 
interest came to $23,733.16 this year 
— over $4,000 short of last year's gifts. 
The gifts to Thompson Orphanage 
dropped by about $2,000. The United 
Thank Offering has decreased by about 
$1,000 each of the last three years; 
however, the percentage of participa- 
tion has shown an increase. The total 
United Thank Offering of the Church- 
women was $80,275.76 for this past 

Outside the Diocese the churches 
program is supported through the 
E.C.W. in many areas. The Diocesan 
World Mission Project was given $2,- 
000. The Presiding Bishop's Fund for 
World Relief, Miss Rachel Wolff's 
work in Nepal, The Rt. Rev. William J. 
Gordon and The Rev. Mark Boesser 
in Alaska, Jocelyri Gordon in India, 
the program of Indigenous Leadership 
with the American Indians, St. Augus- 
tine's College, and the Episcopal 
Radio-TV Foundation are included in 
the budget. Inside the Diocese the di- 

ocesan institutions are supported by 
gifts as well as through personal atten- 
tion of the women. The Episcopal 
Churchwomen are members of the 
North Carolina Churchwomen United 
and support this body with an annual 
pledge as well as giving special support 
to the program with the migrant work- 
ers in the state. Worship retreats at 
the Terraces and a quiet Day of Prayer 
are observed by the Churchwomen. 
Active and retired missionaries affili- 
ated with this diocese are given Christ- 
mas checks. 

Serious attention is being given this 
year in the program of the Episcopal 
Churchwomen to the theme of recon- 
ciliation with reference to the divisions 
of misunderstanding, hatred and secu- 
lar excesses which divide us in the mod- 
ern world. Books which are being 
studied in many of the branches touch 
the topics of campus unrest, psychiatric 
counseling, questions of the Christian 
faith, changing sexual mores, drug ap- 
peal, and social service. As an out- 
growth of the Conference on the Col- 
lege Crises, several branches set up 
panel programs on the changing cam- 

At General Convention in Houston, 
womeri were seated for the first time 
as deputies while at the same time 
women voted to keep Triennial a meet- 
ing of women of the church. They re- 
corded their convictions by resolutions 
that the values of Triennial were of 
such importance that they should be 
continued. In this diocese, the Epis- 
copal Churchwomen serve with vigor 
in their own personal way, expressing 
their Christian beliefs through worship 
and service. 

Diocesan Council Reports 
On Six Meetings Of Year 

Secretary, Diocesan Council 

In accordance with Section 8 of 
Canon XVI, the Diocesan Council sub- 
mits this report to the 155th Annual 
Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina, and incorporates herein by 
reference the several reports of the de- 
partments of the Diocesan Council as 

published in the February, 1971, issue 
of The North Carolina Churchman. 

The Diocesan Council held four 
regular meetings and two special called 
meetings between the Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1970 and the Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1971. 

February 16, 1970 

The Council directed the Depart- 

February 1971 


ment of Finance and the Department 
of Stewardship and Communication to 
contact those congregations which had 
riot accepted their quotas for 1970 in 
full and to discuss with them the Dio- 
cesan program and need for funds. 

Inasmuch as no funds were provided 
in the 1970 budget for the operation 
of Camp Vade Mecum, the Council 
voted to terminate the lease for the 
Vade Mecum property with the 
Winston-Salem Foundation and return 
the property to the Foundation. 

The delegates and alternates to the 
General Convention, the Bishops, the 
Business Manager, the Director of Pro- 
gram and the Director of Urban Af- 
fairs were approved as delegates to the 

May 21, 1970 

A committee was appointed to study 
means by which parishes and missions 
could respond positively rather than 
negatively to the program needs of the 
Church in regard to their apportion- 
ments of the Church's Program Budget. 

An undesignated bequest of $1,- 
000.00 under the will of the Rev. 
Joseph N. Bynum was designated for 
special expenses or use of the Epis- 
copate at the later direction of the 

A bequest under the will of Mrs. 
Lucy Eleanor Daniel in the amount of 
$1,167.08 for work among the deaf 
was allocated to St. Stephen's Church, 
Durham, for the Training Center for 
Hearing Impaired Children. 

Harold Webb of Raleigh was elected 
a member of the Council to fill the un- 
expired term of Dr. George D. Penick, 

A committee to study and recom- 
mend new approaches to the Diocesan 
program was appointed. 

Three representatives of the Dio- 
cesan Youth Commission were invited 
to attend the Council meetings for the 
ensuing year. 

The Study Committee on Clergy 
Salaries reported and their recommen- 

dation that the minimum salary in the 
Diocese be raised to $6,300.00 effec- 
tive January 1, 1971, was approved. 

September 1, 1970 

The Study Committee on Quotas ap- 
pointed in May reported at a special 
meeting of the Council, and after con- 
siderable discussion, it was generally 
agreed that the Diocese would con- 
tinue presenting the Church's Program 
Budget and parish quotas as in the 

Permission was given the Bishop to 
explore the possibility of the construc- 
tion of housing for Senior Citizens on 



quarters land not currently being used, 
that portion of the Diocesan head- 
September 22, 1970 

The Council heard reports from the 
new chairman of the Committee for 
Racial and Urban Affairs and from the 
Evaluation Committee on the Urban 
Crisis Committee in the Diocese. 
"~The Study Committee on Program 
presented their report and the Council 
authorized the creation of a Diocesan 
Program Task Force to be appointed 
by the Bishop for the purpose of im- 
plementing Diocesan program and 
strategy under the direction of the Di- 
rector of Program. 

Proposed Diocesan budgets for 1971 
in the amount of $165,694 for the 
Episcopal Maintenance budget and 
$521,232 for the Church's Program 
budget were adopted. 

The Committee on the State of the 

Church reported on tentative plans for 
the Diocesan Convention with four 
groups discussing the State of the 
Church, and the Council recommended 
that these proposals be incorporated in 
the format of the next Convention. 

The Study Committee on Sabbaticals 
for Bishops recommended, and the 
Council approved the proposal, that a 
period of up to six months be provided 
for the continuing education of Bishops 
in this Diocese after ten years of ser- 
vice, with the Bishop being commis- 
sioned to bring back to the Diocese any 
aspects of church renewal that would 
benefit the church in this Diocese. 

November 22, 1970 

The Council approved the increases 
in Episcopal Maintenance assessments 
and Church's Program quotas based on 
revisions of these two budgets resulting 
from actions of the General Convention 
of the church in Houston in October. 
Approval was also granted to convert 
the mailing list for the North Caro- 
lina Churchman to a computer op- 
eration provided by a computer service 

The Chairman of the Vade Mecum 
Board made a final report on the clos- 
ing of Camp Vade Mecum and the 
termination of the lease with the 
Winston-Salem Foundation. 

The Bishop reported on the General 
Convention and specifically on new 
procedures for the General Convention 
Special Program. 

The Study Committee on the 
Diocesan Program presented a pro- 
posed new program for the Diocese and 
the Council endorsed further study and 
implementation of the new program 
structure as presented. 

The format of the upcoming 
Diocesan Convention was discussed 
and the Program Task Force was di- 
rected to plan the Convention with an 
afternoon session involving an educa- 
tional process to explain the program 
of the Diocese as outlined in the pro- 
posed budget. 

Standing Committee's Actions Listed 

Secretary, Standing Committee 

The following is a summary of ac- 
tion by the Standing Committee for 
1970, through its November 1970 

1. Considered, consented, and ad- 
vised the Bishop to give his written 
consent to : 

(a) Borrowing by one parish of 
$100,000 secured by deed of trust on 

(b) Purchases for 2 missions of 
realty totalling $57,400 with purchase 
money deeds of trust thereon. 

(c) Sales of 1 1 mission properties 
for a total of $122,125. 

(d) Sale of 1 diocesan (non- 


The Churchman 

church use) property for $5,000. 

(e) Lease of 1 school building 
with option to renew and to purchase. 

(f) Disposition of tangible per- 
sonal property at Vade Mecum. 

(g) Exchange of properties for 
the benefit of a mission. 

(h) Conveyance by Trustees of 2 
formerly mission properties to present 

(i) Grant two easements, one to 
U.N.C. and one to Duke Power Com- 

(j) Quitclaim interest in a grave- 
yard in Union County to the family of 
the original donor. 

2. Considered and declined to con- 
sent to 

(a) A parish borrowing until it 
had accepted its 1970 quota in full. (It 

(b) A parish selling parochial 
mission property for an inadequate 

3. Consented to election or installa- 
tion of 5 bishops and to the ordination 
and consecration of 6 bishops. De- 
clined to consent to election of 1 bis- 

4. Recommended 2 candidates for 
Holy Orders to be ordered Deacons, 

and 2 Deacons to be 
ordered Priests. 

5. At Bishop's re- 
quest, interviewed 6 

| applicants to be ad- 
mitted postulants. 

6. Advised Bishop 
to depose one Pres- 
byter and to accept 
the renunciation of 
one Presbtyer. 

CHESHIRE 7 Acted as a 
Council of Advice to the Bishop on 6 

8. Met with representatives of Ex- 
ecutive Council of the National Church 
regarding General Convention Special 

9. Amended previously adopted 
check-list to follow in connection with 
real estate transactions. 

10. Met once with Examining Chap- 
lains to be introduced to Postulants 
and Candidates. 

11. Made its triennial survey of 
parishes and missions under the pro- 
visions of Diocesan Canon XXIV and 
reported thereon. 14 parishes and 14 
missions were found deficient in one or 
more respects. 

12. Accepted invitation of Duke 
University to be host to 1971 Diocesan 

Sees Wew Dimension Of Service: 

State Of The Church Body 
Urges Task Force Support 

State of the Church Committee 

The Committee on the State of the 
Church read carefully the Canons en- 
abling it to exist, previous reports, and 
the current movement of the Holy 
Spirit in the Diocese to arrive at the 
following report. 

Much evidence exists in the Diocese 
that the current differences of opinion 
jg^^^ about the General 
§k Convention Special 
mm Program and issues 
\ . JjP related to it has cre- 
\^*y\*j atcd a stronger, more 

d mission oriented Dio- 
|v cese. We feel that for 
\^$mj^^Mk the first time many 
J||B^_^^H members of the Dio- 
, ! I B cese have voiced 

their differences and 
OTTAWAY expressed opinions 
which they have mulled over quietly 
for some time. Once our differences 
are recognized and incorporated into 
the reality of our church life a stronger 
Diocese with new directions and new 
exciting options for programs is emerg- 

One example of the excitement in 
the Diocese at the moment is the pro- 
gram task force enabled by the Council 
and reporting to this Convention later 
on the agenda. This new dimension of 
service and ministry is exciting and de- 
serving of our full support. The Com- 
mittee recommends that the Diocese 
use this as the keystone of its new 

The State of the Church Committee 
read the enabling Canon and the previ- 
ous Committee reports only to con- 
clude that the role of the State of the 
Church Committee can be much better 
performed by existing organizations in 
the Diocese such as the program task 
force. Therefore, be it resolved that 
Section 3 of Canon 32 of the constitu- 
tion and Canons of the Episcopal 
Diocese of North Carolina as published 
in 1965 be deleted. Other members of 
the committee are Roderick L. 
Reinecke, Phillip Craig, Clay H. 
Turner, William H. Holford, Arthur F. 
Jackson and F. J. Abbott, Jr. 

Value Of Synod 
Is Questioned 

Provincial Synod Delegate 

The 38th Provincial Synod for the 
4th Province of the Episcopal Church 
met at the Kanuga Conference Center 
in Hendersonville, North Carolina, on 
June 10-12, 1970. 
"Mflk Following the plan 
Tk initiated by the 4th 
Province House of 
M Bishops at the 37th 
Synod meeting in 
1969, each Diocesan 
*<^PP^M Bishop was asked to 
^f/KLm^m^L^m bring to the Synod 
JLM H his "first team" of 

planners and leaders. 
HETHCOCK Xhis Diocese was 
represented by its Bishops; director of 
program, the Rev. William H. Heth- 
cock; diocesan business manager and 
treasurer, the Rev. Sidney S. Holt; di- 
rector of racial and urban affairs, the 
Rev. E. Nathaniel Porter; president of 
the Episcopal Churchwomen, Mrs. 
Wiley J. Long, Jr.; and president of the 
Laymen, Paul E. Neil, Jr. 

The principal item oh the Synod 
agenda was a discussion of the then 
forthcoming General Convention of the 
church, especially the General Con- 
vention Special Program. A resolution 
formulated and adopted by the Synod 
was forwarded to the Church Center, 
arid it became one of 54 resolutions on 
the subject taken into account by the 
General Convention when it met. 

It was not felt by the delegation from 
the Diocese of North Carolina that this 
meeting was particularly helpful either 
to our delegation or to the Province as 
a whole. The contact and visit with 
our neighboring Episcopalians was 
pleasant, but the business transacted 
was not of immense consequence. 

February 1971 

Looked At Parish Future, Support Needed: 

EMC Project Stewardship Highlight 

Chairman, Department of 
Stewardship and Communication 

The Department of Stewardship and 
Communication has tried this year to 
address itself to the dual responsibilities 
with which it is charged. Stewardship 
and communication are closely related 
and in all efforts this year the depart- 
ment has sought to stress this close 
association and meet the needs of the 
Diocese in this area. 

On September 22, 1970, a work- 
shop was held for all Every Member 
Canvass chairmen of 
the Diocese at the 
Angus Barn in Ra- 
leigh. This workshop 
was well attended 
and dealt not only 
with the mechanics 
of how to conduct a 
canvass but offered a 
look at the future of 
the parish and why 
the parish needs sup- SPITLER 
port. The canvass chairmen were first 
challenged by The Rev. Taylor Scott, 
chaplain at North Carolina State Uni- 
versity. The topic of Mr. Scott's pre- 
sentation was "Be Bold and Coura- 
geous in the Faith." The meeting was 
conducted by the chairman, and the ar- 

rangements for the day were made by 
Ben F. Park. 

The second presentation, "Be Bold 
and Courageous in the Parish," was 
made by The Rev. Will C. Spong, 
chaplain at Duke Hospital. 

After lunch, Joseph H. Wilkinson, 
senior vice president of Booke and 
Company, presented "Be Bold and 
Courageous in Support of the Church." 
Wilkinson offered many insights into 
planning, organizing, and conducting a 
good canvass. Bishop Fraser then ad- 
dressed the group about the issues that 
could be raised for canvassers. A brief 
discussion followed. 

Reports indicate that the meeting 
was well received and offered helpful 
suggestions to the canvass chairmen. 

Park and the superb staff of The 
North Carolina Churchman con- 
tinue the excellent publication of our 
diocesan magazine which brings news 
of the church to our homes. Park is also 
quite active in the distribution of news 
releases regarding special events which 
take place in the Diocese. These re- 
leases are distributed through his 
agency to newspapers in North Caro- 
lina and the adjoining states. Park con- 
tinues to serve as consultant regarding 
all matter of promotion for our Diocese 
and does an excellent job. 

At the Diocesan Council meeting on 

September 22, a resolution establishing 
a Diocesan Program Task Force was 
passed. In this resolution The North 
Carolina Churchman is to be seen 
as a tool of the Office of Program 
and of the Program Task Force. The 
primary goal of The Churchman will 
be to publish and promote Diocesan 
program. Its secondary goal will be to 
publish good models of program in 
local congregations and to give infor- 
mation on National Church happen- 
ings. Park, as consultant to the Diocese 
in public relations and editor of The 
Churchman, will be a member of the 
Program Task Force. 

With this structure, it seems right 
that the Department of Stewardship 
and Communication be discontinued, 
and its work to be handled by the 
Division of Public Relations of the 
Program Task Force. 

The Division of Public Relations, 
under the direction of Park, will be in 
a position to more adequately serve the 
Diocesan needs for communication and 
sound stewardship training. We urge 
the Convention to support the Program 
Task Force and its efforts to both im- 
prove Diocesan program and offer to 
this Diocese much needed resources, 
ministries, and support for the church 
in the 1970's. 

Waiting List Plagues Penick Home 

By E. E. YAGGY, JR. 
President, Penick Home 

Our new enlarged facilities have 
been in full use since late last spring. 
Our current waiting list is so long that 
unless there is another large expansion 
in' our facilities, many on our waiting 
list can never be admitted. 

The Home is debt free, fully audited, 
and since the first of October when a 
10 per cent increase in rates had to be 
put into effect (our first such increase 
in four years, despite tremendous in- 
creases in operating costs and in re- 
quests for aid for residents not paying 
their full share), operating on a budget 
which should allow us to apply a fair 
proportion of unrestricted bequests re- 
ceived to the funding of depreciation 

and to our minimal endowment fund. 

We have a loyal and dedicated staff 
who are trying to operate our Home 


and our Nursing Center on an efficient, 
attractive basis and to be understanding 
and sympathetic to the needs and re- 
quests of our residents. Three of our 
staff are currently taking the UNC 

course in nursing administration, 
which, if successfully passed, will result 
in the issuance to such staff members 
of licenses to operate nursing care fa- 

Currently we have three important 
objectives which, we have decided, 
must be achieved as rapidly as possi- 
ble. They are as follows: 

— We must be able to provide, as 
soon as possible, adequate, efficient, 
extended nursing care to our residents 
as they develop a need for such care. 
We have not the staff, facilities, or 
certification to provide such care at 
the St. Peter's Nursing Center now. 

— We must have more capacity to 
house the well-aged . . . more facilities, 
such as the private rooms which were a 


The Churchman 

part of the original building program. 

— We must have an adequate, un- 
restricted endowment fund. 

To meet these needs we have Board 
determination, a cooperative and aug- 
mentable staff, and sufficient land. 

We are short of time . . . particu- 
larly in relation to our need to provide 
extended nursing care . . . and money. 
We are aware of the problems in- 
volved, but are determined to proceed 
as rapidly as possible despite them. 

The adopted program of our Long 
Range Planning Committee provides 
for the following: 

1. The construction and operation of 
a contiguous but separate facility and 
organization to be an expansion of our 
current St. Peter's Nursing Center to 
accommodate fifty persons. According 
to present plans such a facility would 
be an expansion of our present north 

wing. The estimated cost of this fa- 
cility is $1,000,000. It is quite con- 
ceivable that we may be asked to con- 
struct and operate a much larger fa- 
cility, possibly one with 100 beds, to 
provide such care for additional per- 
sons as a community service. This, of 
course, could not be done without 
special financial assistance from out- 
side sources. 

2. The construction of two addi- 
tional 10 person private bedroom wings 
for the well-aged as additions to the 
Penick Memorial Home. The estimated 
total cost for these two wings and ser- 
vices to support them exceeds $300,- 

Our long-range financial program 
recently adopted calls for the establish- 
ment, as soon as possible, of an un- 
restricted endowment fund of at least 
$250,000 to back up the Penick Me- 

morial Home and St. Peter's Nursing 

Our back cover advertisement in the 
January issue of the North Carolina 
Churchman outlines our new 6 point 
Development Program for the imple- 
mentation of our fund-raising program. 

Ambitious as this $1,550,000 pro- 
gram may sound at this time, we know 
at first hand the deserving people to be 
served, that we can serve them once the 
availability of funds makes possible the 
facilities and staff, and that we must 
press on. 

Any assistance the Diocese, or any 
organizations or individuals within it, 
can provide to help expedite the reali- 
zation of our program will be greatly 
appreciated, particularly by those who 
can then be cared for at East Rhode 
Island Avenue Extended in Southern 

Orphanage To Aid 113 Children In '71 

Superintendent, Thompson Orphanage 

The job of child care becomes more 
complex and demanding each year. We 
are being asked and are caring for chil- 
dren who just a few short years ago 
we would not have considered for care. 
These children have suffered great 
emotional and physical deprivation. 
They require for their successful treat- 
ment professional case work, psychia- 
tric, and psychological services. Since 
most of the problems of our children 
are linked so tightly to those of their 
parents and relatives, a great portion 
of our professional energy is given to 
working with the families. 

There are 8 1 children receiving care 
through the Episcopal Child Care 
Services. Forty-eight children are in 
group care on the newly constructed 
"Thompson Children's Home" campus 
located off Margaret Wallace Road in 
Charlotte. Eighteen children are under 
care in two group homes located in 
Goldsboro (Diocese of East Carolina) 
and Lincoln County (Diocese of West- 
ern North Carolina). Fifteen children 
are cared for in the statewide foster 
home program. Because of intensive re- 
habilitation efforts, the average length 
of stay of our children is approximately 
two and one^half years. This means 
that during the coming year we can 
hope to serve 113 children. 

Children 1 are accepted into care on 

the basis of their priority of need, and 
our ability to meet those needs. We 
welcome the applications of all children 


in need regardless of their race, na- 
tionality, religion, and station in life. 
We receive no Church Program 

Trustee, University of the South 

"Sewanee," the University of the 
South, and the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina are indeed saddened with the un- 
timely death of one of its most valued 
clergy and trustee. The Rev. Thom- 
as J. C. Smyth died unexpectedly on 
November 10. Tom Smyth had con- 
tributed immensely as a trustee and 

Funds from the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina, and only $1,000 and $500 from 
the Dioceses of East Carolina and 
Western North Carolina respectively. 
Our main thrust of support falls, there- 
fore, to the efforts of individual church- 
men and individual parishes. 

I would like to quote from Bishop 
Moore in a recent article of The 

"Therefore, the purpose of program 
in the Diocese of North Carolina shall 
be: "To move persons in their lives 
toward achieving the maximum pos- 
sible freedom and dignity as creatures 
of God'." 

We pray that the Lord will find this 
to be our purpose also. 

concerned friend to Sewanee, and we 
shall miss him very much. 

There are times I feel it necessary 
to remind the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina that it is one of the 23 owning 
dioceses of Sewanee because we do not 
contribute in students, our time, our 
talent and our treasury to the extent 
that we should. 

Last year 107 women were admitted 

Where Is Our 'Time, Talent, Treasure? 

Report Calls Attention 

To Sewanee Support Need 

February 1971 


for the first time in the undergraduate 
college of arts and sciences. Every 
word praises the addition of women 
to our school and the contribution 
which they are making, and the new 
spirit amongst the students. 

Seventy additional girls were ad- 
mitted this term which has helped to 
increase the morale. 

Things are going well on the cam- 
pus at Sewanee so far this year, and 
the Regents report that they are deeply 
impressed with the maturity, the sta- 
bility and the genuine Sewanee spirit. 
It is felt that if this is an example of 
the college generation, neither Sewanee 
nor the church need to fret about the 

We had our moment last year during 
the time that so many colleges were 
experiencing unrest and riots. We are 
happy to report no such experience at 
Sewanee. Joint meetings, of those stu- 
dents interested, were held for the pur- 
pose of an open discussion between 

students, faculty and administration. 
This being accomplished amiably dur- 
ing a one-day interval, all students re- 
turned to their books and classes and 

for all intents and purposes were satis- 
fied since they were allowed freedom 
of speech. 

The students, have, on their own ac- 
cord, redefined the dress code for both 
men and women at the University and 
this is in accordance with Sewanee tra- 
dition — men wear coats and ties; and 
women wear skirts or dress to classes 
and meals in Gailor Hall. 

It is proposed to renovate Sewanee 
Inn, enlarge its dining room and 
kitchen facilities so that we can room 
students in this area during the school 
months, and the dining facilities will 
facilitate one sitting at Sewanee Inn 
and one at Gailor Hall so that the two- 
sitting procedure at Gailor Hall can be 
eliminated. During the summer months 
the Sewanee Inn facilities will be re- 
verted to a motel and inn operation 
which is the time of its greatest popu- 
larity. This will facilitate a larger en- 
rollment and will also be a more eco- 
nomical operation over a period of 
twelve months. 

"Sewanee" urges each and every 
parish to arrange something in their 
budget for the University as well as to 
remember it on Theological Sunday. 
Sewanee is no different from other 
schools in its needs for funds to con- 
tinue its long record of excellence and 
to continue the expanding program at 
the University. 

Youth Subject Of Changes In Canons 

Committee On 
Constitution and Canons 

1 . Amendment to Constitution, Arti- 
cle III Section 4, permitting delegates 
to Convention 17 years of age and 
older to be elected from Parishes. Sec- 
ond Reading. 

2. Amendment to Constitution, Arti- 
cle III Section 6, permitting delegates 
to Convention 17 years of age and 
older to be elected from Organized 
Missions. First Reading. 

3. Amendment to Constitution, Arti- 
cle IX, Section 1, authorizing communi- 
cants 17 years of age 
and older to join in 
organizing a Parish. 

4. Amendment to 
Canon XVI, Sec- 
tion 2, fixing term of 
office of members to 
begin upon adjourn- 
ment of Convention, 
instead of June 1st. 

5. Amendment to 
Canon XX, Section 1 BOURNE 
and Section 3(a), to authorize com- 
municants 17 years of age and older to 
join in organizing a Parish. 

6. Amendment to Canon XXI, Sec- 
tion 3, authorizing a Parish having 100 
or more members eligible for election 

to Vestry to adopt rotation system and 
fix the time, if any, during which a re- 
tiring member will be ineligible for re- 

7. Amendment to Canon XXIV,. 
Section 1, to clarify requirement to 
maintain status as an Organized Mis- 

8. Amendment to Canon XXVII, 
Sections 1 and 2, authorizing communi- 
cants 17 years of age and older to join 
in organizing a Mission. 

9. Amendments to Canon XXX, sub- 
stituting a "Diocesan Commission on 
Ministry," with authority to perform 
duties and functions, as well as canoni- 

cal examinations. 

10. Resolution requiring amendment 
to Canons to provide proportionate 
representation in Diocesan Convention. 
Committee moves to be discharged 
from further consideration. 

1 1 . Resolution requiring amendment 
to Canons to limit nominees elected by 
the Convention to those whose name 
and qualifications are filed with Secre- 
tary six months before date of Con- 
vention, and requiring Secretary to 
distribute same throughout Diocese 
within 30 days after nominations are 
closed. Committee moves to be dis- 
charged from further consideration. 

Property Returned To Foundation: 

Sense Of Order Characterizes 
Closing Down Of Vade Mecum 

Chairman, Vade Mecum Committee 

The diocesan budget for 1970 did 
not include any funds for Vade 
Mecum; therefore, the singular task for 
the Vade Mecum committee was to 
close Vade Mecum as orderly as pos- 

The director, Ronald Hayter, was 

released and plans were made for mov- 
ing of all worthwhile furniture and fix- 
tures. The Rev. Bob Ladehoff, chair- 
man of the liturgical commission, was 
in charge of moving the contents from 
the Chapel of Thanks and sending 
these items to various missions, par- 
ishes, etc. where they were needed. Mr. 
Ladehoff did a very good job in this 


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To Aid NC Parishes, Missions: 

Foundation Makes Low Interest Loans 


instance. The removal of the remainder President, Episcopal Church Foundation 

of our property at Vade Mecum was xhe net worth of the Foundation again reached a new hi h as of Qct0 . 

accomplished in part by transf erring ber 3 1 , 1 970. The statistics for the year are as follows : 
certain items on loan to institutions of 

the Diocese, but primarily by the trans- Year Ended Year Ended 

fer of the bulk of the furnishings and ° ct - 31 > 1970 ° ct - 31 » 1969 

equipment on a loan basis to Camp Net Worth (Securities at Cost). $502,144.68 $488,212.67 

Leach in the Diocese of Eastern North New Church Loans Made.... 5 2 

Carolina and to Kanuga Conference in Amount of New Church Loans. 79,500.00 24,000.00 

Western North Carolina. Number of Church borrowers 30 28 

Certain items, such as pictures, Face VaIue of Loans Outstanding _. 525,000.00 469,500.00 

trophies, etc., were removed under the Balance due Loans Outstanding 284,586.28 265,219.45 

direction of the Office of Program for Delinquent Borrowers 1 0 

display elsewhere in the Diocese. g^M I ^M Loans Made During the Year Amount 

By summer, most of the belongings JH^^k c. u i -r i <h , ~ nnn nn 

1 1] p.. , ,V -■'■^■■^ St. Michae s, Tarboro $ 10,000.00 

of the Diocese had been removed from JF An c . t ' , ti * -X^XXXX 

, j.. vu 4 , • 4 . . m All Saints, Charlotte. 29,500.00 

Vade Mecum with the exception of & ■ . t ^, ' , „ , t 

, , e , . , r x J ~ <m Christ Church, Rocky Mount... 10,000.00 

some old furniture which was not con- A ^ f »# Ct n , ' , C AnA I" 

■ j j , , „ 11 St. Barnabas, Greensboro 25,000.00 

sidered worth salvaging and a small • I JF Ct . , ' , c ™n ™ 

. r j | . . x , . i f St. Lukes, Tarboro 5,000.00 

amount of groundskeeping equipment . J ' 

which was left on the premises for the *«*fdl * * 7Q <- on m 

benefit of the Winston-Salem Founda- * Mfc 1 

tion. Hk , tif[^| Loans Paid in Full During the Year Original Loan 

After considerable and lengthy dis- Rft <STir Trinity Church, Fuquay.... $ 10,000.00 

cussions on November 1, 1970 the bus lie AR Saint ^ Roanoke Rapids 14,000.00 

lease between the Winston-Salem 

Foundation and the Diocese of North $ 24,000.00 

Carolina was formally terminated and . , . .. , iU ■ _ , .. . , . , j 

tv, Q „ r „„ a , t „ „,„ „ A 4. *u u The major objective of the Foundation is to aid parishes and missions in 

the property was returned to the Foun- .. J c , J , , ., ,. , . ... , F , .. , 

dation erection of church buildings and acquisitions of church properties through 

. . , „ „.j low interest installment loans. Such loans are currently being made at an 

We want to thank the Rev. Sidney . . ^ . , 01/ M , . , a -,n/ c •• \ -u -a n 

tt,. , . , it _ interest rate of 3 y2 % for parishes and 3% for missions to be repaid usually 

Holt, the business manager of the Di- . . . . . „ „ , r . , £ , . ,„ r 17 

ocese for his great assistance and di- m 1 uarterl y "bailments for a period of no longer than 10 years. 

.. ' . ... 6 1jt . , , . Refinancing of present loans for churches already erected or property al- 

rection in this very difficult job of clos- , ■ % t ■ a *• * • i a a ■ *t. 

, Xjr 7 J ready acquired and loans for repairs and renovations are not included in the 

mg Vade Mecum. , . \- c tU ^ a 

T objectives of the Foundation. 

Procedures for obtaining loans and application forms are available at the 

Diocesan headquarters. 

Fund Working 

promptly by all parishes and missions, dren (4) — $2,800.80; total — $68,- 

lOWSrd Benefit As of December 1,1970, the Church 752.80. 

Pension Fund reported grants in force For the church as a whole, the bene- 

■ fits payable were as follows: retired 

imprOVement clergymen ( 1251 ) —$3,625,872.00; 

^M^Uf^ disabled clergymen (229) — $666,- 

By JOHN B. LONDON fm 036.00; widows (1636) — $2,582,- 

Chairman, Committee on $ * 412 5 chM ™* ( 37 °) ~ $237,612.00; 

Church Pension Fund LONDON total — $7,111,932.00. 

Based on actions at the recent Gen- 

The Church Pension Fund Commit- j^HIr ★ eral Convention in Houston, the 

tee wishes to remind all those respon- g^^^T. Church Pension Fund is working now 

sible for the payment of pension fund '^■JSV towards improving its benefits within 

assessments that the regular payment ^^^■^m the limits of good actuarial praedce. 

of all assessments is a matter of grave The affiliates of the fund, the Church 

importance in protecting the retirement for the Diocese of North Carolina as Life Insurance Corporation, the Church 

benefits of clergymen, and it is essen- follows: Clergymen (10) — $30,480.- Insurance Company, the Church Hym- 

tial that these assessments be paid 00; Widows (22) — $35,472.00; chil- nal Corporation, all continue to grow. 

February 1971 


Due To Canonical Changes: 

Youth Has Voice, Vote, Responsibility 

Chairman, Diocese Youth Commission 

The primary concern of the Dioce- 
san Youth Commission is the E.Y.C. 
Convention which is held annually for 
the youth of the Diocese of North 
Carolina. The 1970 convention was 
held in Charlotte at U.N.C.-C. The 
theme of the convention pertained to 
love and one's relationships to others. 
Many of those who attended the week- 
end gathering left Charlotte feeling that 
they had been involved in one of the 
most meaningful conventions ever held. 

The problem of communication be- 
tween local E.Y.C. 's in the same con- 
vocation met a new enemy in 1969-70. 
A package of five suggested programs 
was distributed to local E.Y.C. groups 
in hope of giving these kids some- 
thing to work for and perhaps some- 
thing in common with other E. Y.C.'s — 
in other words a focal point of ac- 
tivities. The results were less than grati- 
fying. But experience was gained and 
more attempts are certain to follow. 

The youth of the Diocese were given 
more responsibility this year due to 
canonical changes. The bulk of the 

work concerning the amendments to 
the canons rested on the shoulders of a 
study committee appointed by the Di- 
ocesan Council to present any re- 
vision's to the convention last February. 
The committee consisted of four mem- 
bers of the Youth Commission and two 
members of the clergy. Now the youth 
of the Diocese has a voice and a vote 
and hopefully a sense of responsibil- 

It is these three events that I con- 
sider the most significant of the Di- 
ocesan Youth Commission in the year 

St. Aug. Foresees Enrollment Of 1,500 

President, Saint Augustine's College 

Saint Augustine's College continues 
to make significant progress despite 
the general nationwide difficulties ex- 
perienced by higher education. The col- 
lege is offering this year, a major in 
accounting and has strengthened sub- 
stantially its cooperative programs with 
North Carolina State University, Shaw 
University and Meredith College. In 
light of the increasing requests on the 
part of many for the vanishing dollar 
for higher education, Saint Augustine's 
finds itself in a race to constantly seek 
out ways and means of strengthening 
its existing programs and, at the same 
time, making them more viable and 

On December 4, the distinguished 
Senator from Massachusetts, the Hon- 
orable Edward W. 
Brooke, keynoted a 
"Second Spring" 
Convocation. The 
purpose of this Con- 
vocation was to point 
up the new and sig- 
nificant role that 
predominantly Black 
colleges must fill in 
the future, and in 
this case, Saint Au- 
gustine's. An effort was made to outline 
what will be required to enable Saint 
Augustine's to realize the objectives it 
has set for itself during the decade of 


the 70's. The college expects, during 
the decade of the 70's to increase its 
enrollment to 1,500 students; to con- 
struct a new library, a natatorium, a 
fine arts building and a community 
park. It hopes to be able to greatly 
increase its endowment in order to pro- 
vide additional funds for student schol- 
arships and to be able to make avail- 
able funds for competitive faculty 

The college has just moved into its 
new classroom building and is nearing 
completion of a $125,000 renovation 
project on Hunter Building which was 
formerly used for a classroom building; 
but when renovated, will house the 
Business Office, Development Office 
and Student Personnel Office. 

We invite the support of all of our 
friends as Saint Augustine's takes a 
bold and major leap into the future. 

Commission On Ministry 
To Replace Chaplain Board 

Board Examining Chaplains 

This is the last report that will be 
made by the Diocesan Board of Ex- 
amining Chaplains. As a result of ac- 
tion taken at the 1970 General Con- 
vention, the Diocesan Convention will 
be asked to amend our Canon 30, es- 
tablishing a Commission on Ministry 
in the place of the Examining Chap- 

This Commission is to include lay 
persons as well as clergymen, and its 
duties will be somewhat different. A 
General Board of Examining Chap- 
lains has been established, which may 
assist the Diocesan Commission on 
Ministry in the actual giving of exami- 

nations. The Commission on Ministry 
may still have a part in these exami- 
nations, and will be required to in cer- 
tain! cases, but its duties will now in- 
clude the assisting of the Bishop in 
the enlistment and selection of per- 


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sons for Ministry, and in the guidance 
and pastoral care of those preparing 
for ordination; the assisting of the Bish- 
op in the guidance and pastoral care 
of deacons and professional church 
workers; and the assisting of the Bish- 
op in matters pertaining to the con- 
tinuing education of the Ministry. 

The examinations which are to be 
conducted by the Commission cd 
Ministry shall include those of persons 
seeking ordination to the diaconate or 
to the priesthood without relinquishing 
their secular occupation. The 1970 
General Convention made significant 
amendments in the Canons governing 
such cases, and allowing the Commis'- 
sion on Ministry, under the direction 
of the Bishop, a greater leeway in de- 
termining the nature and extent of ex- 
aminations in such cases. 

In our last year of operation as the 
board of Examining Chaplains, we 
concluded the examinations of Thorn 


W. Blair, Jr. and of John A. Moul- 
ton II, and certified them to the Bishop 
as having been found to be satisfactory 
in all subjects required by the Canons. 

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Trustees Make 
Report On 
Land Dealings 

Secretary, Trustees of the Diocese 

The Trustees of the Diocese of 
North Carolina report that they have, 
during the year 1970, conveyed 13 


tracts of land all with the consent of 
the Bishop, acting with approval of the 
Standing Committee. 

The Trustees have received convey- 
ances for the benefit of the Church to 
three tracts of land. 

The Church became beneficiary un- 
der the will of Mrs. Lucy Eleanor 
Daniel and Mrs. Margaret Balfour Bell. 

James O. Moore, Esquire, of Char- 
lotte, North Carolina was appointed 
attorney for the Trustees of the Diocese 
in the matter of condemnation of 
Thompson Orphanage property in 
Charlotte. In connection with this con- 
demnation, the Trustees authorized 
payment of fees for appraisal of prop- 
erties subject to condemnation and au- 
thorized payment from funds received 
in condemnation of the proportionate 
part thereof due Charlottetown North, 
Inc., under the lease agreement with 
that corporation. 

A candidate was examined in Septem- 
ber in two subjects, but was found un L 
satisfactory in both examinations. And 
the Chaplains met with David A. 
Wright, a postulant seeking ordination 
without intending to relinquish his secu- 
lar occupation, and outlined for him 
a course of study. 

Finally, we should like to express 
our thanks to the Rev. Thomas R. 
Thrasher, for the great services he ren- 
dered to the Board and to the Diocese 
as a member of the Board from 1960 
until his resignation at the end of May, 

Makes History 

Diocesan Historiographer 

One of the important functions per- 
formed during the past year is that of 
supplying information to persons from 
within the Diocese and outside the Dio- 
cese who are preparing parish histories 
or writing these on some phase of 
church history. 

Although this work is time consum- 
ing, since an answer to these inquiries 
usually requires a fair amount of de- 
tailed research, it is, of course, one 
of the duties of an historiographer. It 
is hoped that inquiries will continue to 
come in since they are a good indica- 
tion of historical activity. 

A worthy addition to the growing 
list of parish histories 'for this Diocese 
was made early this year with the pub- 
lication of Calvary Episcopal Church 
(Wadesboro), 1820-1969, by Harriet 
Hardison Robsori (Mrs. Charles B.), 
of Chapel Hill. 

This is an interesting account of Mrs. 
Robson's home parish and it is hoped 
that others will follow her example in 
preserving their parochial history. 


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February 1971 


Program Of Involvement Planned: 

Laymen Meet Feb. 28 At Burlington 

President, Laymen's Association 

The Laymen's Association has in- 
deed had an extremely interesting year. 
The 1970-1971 elected officers have 
endeavored to perpetuate the program 
theme presented last year, "Speak To 
The Issues Within Our Church Today." 

The highlight of the year was the 

Annual Convention 1 held at the Con- 
vention Center in Winston-Salem with 
over one hundred interested laymen at- 
tending. St. Paul's was the host parish 
assisted by all of the other Winston- 
Salem parishes, and our deep apprecia- 
tion is extended for their generous hos- 
pitality. Bishop Moore celebrated Holy 
Communion and Bishop Fraser deliv- 
ered a sermon on the controversy con- 
cerning restrictive pledging. The busi- 
ness session found Vade Mecum and 
the Chapel of Thanks future to be of 
concern to the laymen. A special com- 
mittee was appointed to investigate the 
future of the camp. Charles M. Crump 
of Memphis, Tennessee, a lay member 
of the Executive Council of the Nation- 
al Church, was the keynote speaker. 
Mr. Crump spoke of the makeup and 
functions of the Executive Council, as 
well as discussing the issues of our 
church today at the national level. He 
urged all lay people to become thor- 
oughly familiar with all church mat- 

A conference was planned for late 
May at the Betsy- Jeff Perm 4-H Camp 
near Reidsville, but due to the lack of 
pre -registered laymen, the conference 
had to be cancelled. 

In lieu of the scheduled conference, 
the Officers and Board met in Raleigh 
on May 23, 1970. The disbursement of 
the Laymen's Thank Offering was ap- 
proved as follows: 

Thompson Orphanage — 
Summer Camp 

Scholarships $ 60.00 

Christ The King Center — 

Charlotte 500.00 
Bishop William J. Gordon 

of Alaska 307.00 

Sister Anne Marie, Haiti 407.00 


Both the spring and fall Board Meet- 
ings devoted many hours hearing re- 
ports concerning Vade Mecum. As was 
requested at the Convention, the Board 
working with Bishop Fraser, at- 
tempted to evaluate the future of Vade 
Mecum and to establish our role in its 

Attendance at both the Annual Con- 
vention and Conference has reached a 
low point this year. Decreasing finan- 
cial support from the parish level for 
the Association and Laymen's Thank 
Offering has greatly limited our giving 
and program planning. Recognizing 
that these two facts are not unique to 
the Laymen's Association, but univer- 
sal in our church today, the Board has 
elected to continue the work of the 
Association. Laymen in the Diocese 
must decide for themselves to take an 
active part in the programs and to give 
financially if the Association is to sur- 
vive in this most trying time. 

In keeping with our general theme, 
a program to involve every layman in 
the Diocese is being developed. This 
will involve laymen presenting a panel 
discussion on relevant theological 
teachings and issues of our church. 
Every layman will have an opportunity 
to participate either as a panel member 

Out Of Hospital 

RALEIGH — As this issue 
went to press Bishop Fraser had 
returned home from Raleigh's 
Rex Hospital where he underwent 
surgery for a hernia problem 
after Christmas. 

Reporting to the Diocesan 
Council at its January 14 meeting, 
Suffragan Bishop W. Moultrie 

"Bishop Fraser was admitted to 
Rex Hospital in Raleigh for a 
hernia operation on December 
28th. Surgery was performed the 
following day, and his doctors 
have judged the operation to be 
completely successful. 

"On Tuesday, January 12th, the 
Bishop was released from the hos- 
pital and is now recuperating at his 
home. The doctors have assured 
him that he is doing well although 
it may still be several weeks be- 
fore he is able to return to work. 
At this time it appears that his 
participation in the Diocesan Con- 
vention may be limited," Bishop 
Moultrie concluded. 

or by audience participation. 

Plans are underway for the Annual 
Convention which will be held at Holy 
Comforter in Burlington February 28, 
1971. Every layman in the Diocese is 
extended an invitation and hopefully 
will attend. 


SPEAKERS — Here are three speakers for the February 28 annual conven- 
tion of the Layman's Association of the Diocese at Burlington's Church of the 
Holy Comforter. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and Bishop Fraser will speak at 
an 11 a.m. communion service. Following a 12:50 p.m. lunch an afternoon panel 
will be held with the topic "Will the Christian Church Survive the Crises of To- 
day?" Speakers will be Thomas A. Fanjoy of Statesville, J. Melville Broughton 
of Raleigh, Charles Robson of Raleigh, Lee Doolittle of Greensboro and Conrad 
Lake of Raleigh. 





Convention '71 




March 1971 

e are some of the personalities involved in the 155th annual con- 
tion of the Diocese last month at Durham. In the bottom left photo 
ted (from left) are: the Rev. Carl F. Herman, secretary of the 
cese; Bishop Moore; and Judge James G. Exum, Jr., parliamen- 
an. Standing are Judith Sapp and Buddy Porter who helped repre- 
The Churchman at Durham. Finance Chairman Godfrey Che- 
e, Jr. is shown at the mike while the other picture immediately he- 
shows a floor scene. 

From top to bottom above 
are sketches of: The Rev. 
Sidney S. Holt, diocesan 
business manager; the Rev. 
S. F. G. Abbott, reporting on 
Bishop Fraser's address; and 
Henry C. Bourne, chancel- 
lor. The two ladies at right 
are Mrs. Henry M. Milgrom 
(top) and Mrs. Wiley J. Long, 


™ Churchman 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Public Relations 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Judith Sap p. 

Editorial Board 

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published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
Promotion and Communications of the 
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. 
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Second class postage paid at Raleigh 

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will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

An Old Church In A New Age 

(Editor's Note: Following is the address of the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. 
Fraser, bishop of the Diocese, to the 155th annual convention at Durham. 
The address was presented by the Bishop on Friday night, January 29, 
1971 in Duke Chapel.) 

My Brothers in Christ — 

In preparing for this Convention, I went back one hundred years and read 
the addresses of several of the former Bishops of North Carolina. In 1871 the 
Right Reverend Thomas Atkinson addressed the 55th Annual Convention in 
Emmanuel Church, Warrenton. He introduced the issues and they were ex- 
panded by committee reports. The main issues were finances, men for the 
ministry, and the need for a Suffragan Bishop. In 1871 North Carolina's 
proportionate share to the General Convention was $150.00. The total reported 
contributions of all congregations in this state for all purposes was. $37,887.70. 
Bishop Atkinson reported, 'As I travel to and fro through the State, the 
conviction is more and more deeply impressed upon me, that there is urgent 
necessity for increased efforts in setting forth and defending the Christian 
faith, and elevating the tone of public and private morals; that the essential 
interests of society, as well as the salvation of souls, imperiously demand 
that such efforts shall be made; and I am thoroughly persuaded, as no doubt 
you are, that our Church is preeminently qualified, because divinely gifted, 
for this very work; but at the same time I cannot avoid seeing, with shame 
and sorrow, how little we do accomplish compared with the magnitude of the 
task, or even our own powers and resources." 

One of First Black Bishops 

Fifty years later, the 105th Annual Convention met in St. Philip's Church, 
Durham. The diocese and National Church were financed by what was called 
the Nation-Wide Campaign Fund which totaled $87,363.11. The Bishop was 
the Right Reverend Joseph Blount Cheshire, D.D., and the Suffragan was the 
Right Reverend Henry Beard Delany, D.D., who was one of the first members 
of the black race to be elected and consecrated a bishop in the American 
Church. The Episcopal and Contingent Fund was $12,743.32. The issues at 
this Convention were set forth by both bishops. 

Bishop Cheshire called the Convention to order to "thank God, and take 
courage." A large part of his address was devoted to the Nation-Wide Cam- 
paign, or what we call the Church's Program Budget. He said, "In considering 
the work of the Diocese at the present time, the outstanding feature of the 
situation, in whatever way we look at it, is the Nation-Wide Campaign." He 
spelled out in detail how the budget and campaign served and strengthened 
the life of the Church nationally, on the diocesan level, and especially at the 
parish level. Bishop Cheshire had just returned from the Lambeth Conference 
of 1920, the third Lambeth Conference he had attended, and tried to bring to 
bear on the delegates the importance of the worldwide Church, the considera 
tion of " 'Christianity and International Relations,' and of 'Christian Unity'.' 
Lambeth Conference and the Nation-Wide Campaign all contributed to what 
he described as "the claims of Christ our Lord upon our whole life." 

$75 Top Clergy Salary 

Bishop Delany called the Convention's attention to the "pittances" paid the 
workers of the Colored Convocation. "No man," he said, "in these strenuous 
times . . . can support a family, pay house rent and live as a clergyman of 
the Church should live, on less than $75 per month and yet there are few, if 
any, of our men who are allowed that much." Then Bishop Delany turned to 
matters of greater concern. "Our peace has for some time been distrubed by 
the inroads which vice and criminality are making as they pass with little or 
no restraint through the land. . . . We plead for a place in the forefront of 
the Church's Battle Line: not alone that we might war with you against the 
incoming tide of evils, which daily shock our sensibilities; but that we might 
fight them for you. We believe that the united voice of the church has been 
silent too long, or too feebly raised against impending evils." 

(Continued on page 6) 

The Churchman 

Responds To Bishop Fraser's Address: 

Convention Turns To The Gospel 

To Confront A New Age In New Ways 

Churchman Editorial Board 

DURHAM — In its 155th Convention here last month the Diocese of North Carolina challenged itself to meet 
this new age in new ways. Taking a fresh look at old concepts, it harked back to the Gospel as the base for program- 
ming for itself new steps in new directions. As Bishop Fraser put it in the closing words of his address: "We must 
look squarely into the Gospel and determine what is essential . . . and then boldly and courageously act on these 

Meeting on January 29 and 30 at 
Duke University with the Durham 
Episcopal churches as hosts, the Con- 
vention was given many challenges by 
diocesan leaders, both lay and clergy. 
It met these challenges in a variety of 

First challenge to the more than 350 
delegates came in the presentation of a 

new Program Task Force. The Task 
Force committee brought to the Con- 
vention a plan for re-structing the pro- 
gram for all areas of action in the 

An exciting multi-media presenta- 
tion introduced the concepts behind the 
plan. A combination of film, slides and 
tapes, it was produced by the Rev. 
Richard McBride of Wake Forest Uni- 
versity. It illustrated the following 
statement of concern as being central 
for all program activities in the Dio- 
cese: "Man is created by God, and he 
is the chief creature among all the 
creatures within the creation, with a 
maximum of freedom and dignity. 
When we behave in any way that limits 

man's freedom and dignity, we are act- 
ing contrary to God. When the Church 
does her job, she acts to bring about 
the maximum possible freedom and 
dignity for man living in the world." 
The purpose of Diocesan program, 
they continued, shall be "To move per- 
sons in their lives toward achieving the 
maximum possible freedom and dig- 

nity as creatures of God." 

Explanation of the function of the 
10 new divisions were presented by 
several of the chairmen. The Rev. Rob- 
ert Ladehoff, St. Christopher's, Char- 
lotte, head of Liturgy and Worship, 
spoke of the task of evaluation of the 
proposed new worship services. He 
challenged the delegates to take part 
in the trial use of the new services 
with open mind and heart and with an 
eye to their new affirmation of the 
dignity of man. 

The Rev. Downs Spitler, St. Anne's, 
Winston - Salem, speaking for the 
strategy and Ministry in Congrega- 
tions, Division told of its concern with 
the effort "To strengthen their life as 

viable congregations in the 70's." He 
noted that one of the first steps in this 
direction will be to elevate the status 
of all congregations to that of par- 
ishes, thereby eliminating the lesser 
"mission" designation. This would en- 
able the emphasis to be placed on 
strong program activities rather than 
entirely on financial status, he said. 

Robert Runkle, St. Mark's, Raleigh, 
described how the Division of Racial 
and Urban Affairs will attempt to give 
assistance in its problem areas. Future 
program plans include continuation of 
large city seminars, continuation of 
grants supporting urban programs and 
concentrated two or three day con- 
ference sessions. 

The Rev. Will Spong, Duke Hos- 
pital, Durham, spoke of the specialized 
ministries and their relationship to the 
Diocese. He defined the parish as a 
"chronic" care center; the special min- 
istries as "acute" care centers. The sec- 
ond, he said, is only as good as the 
preventative care given by the first. 
He is head of the Division of Profes- 
sional Development of the Clergy. 

Other Task Force Divisions and 
their chairmen are : Continuing Educa- 
tion, the Rev. Alwin Reiners, Jr., Char- 
lotte; Trainer Development, the Rev. 
William Hethcock, Raleigh; Public Re- 
lations, Ben F. Park, Raleigh; Youth, 
the Rev. C. King Cole, Winston-Salem; 
Ecumenical Affairs, the Rev. J. E. C. 
Harris, Durham; and Higher Educa- 
tion, the Rev. Jacob A. Viverette, Jr., 

Overwhelming assent to the passage 
of the two diocesan budgets was the 
convention's response to the Task 
Force challenge. The budget for the 
Church's Program Fund, which ap- 
propriated explicit amounts for each 

Bishop Fraser's Challenge: "We must look squarely into the Gospel and 
determine what is essential . . . and then boldly and courageously act on 
these decisions." 

Convention Response: Here is how delegates responded to the chal- 
lenges brought before their 155th annual convention at Durham last week: 

1 — Approved an "activity" budget of $472,1312 to finance a revised 10- 
division diocesan operation presented by a Program Task Force; 

2 — Approved resolutions involving drugs, abortion, liquor-by-the-drink 
and capital punishment; 

3 — Elected the first woman to serve on the Diocesan Council (other 
than by appointment) and named the first Negro to serve as a trustee of 
St. Mary's College; and, 

4 — Officially gave youth of the Diocese the right to serve as convention 

March 1971 


Division, together and the appropria- 
tion for the National Church Program 
and other grants, totalled $472,132. 
Only dissent was in the form of a mo- 
tion, requesting that the National 
Church fund be raised from the budget- 
ed $126,000 (a 9.1 per cent increase 
over 1970) to the $179,673 asked by 
the General Convention. This motion 
was defeated and the budget passed 
without opposition. The Maintenance 
Budget for the Diocese, with a 2.6 per 
cent increase over 1970, passed with- 
out a single dissenting vote. 

Delegates met a real challenge to 
face current issues in the resolutions 
presented to them for their considera- 
tion. They were asked first to go on 
record as favoring major changes in 
drug laws, with less emphasis on pun- 
ishing drug users and more emphasis 
on control of sale, use and rehabilita- 
tion of users. This was adopted by a 
decisive vote. 

Another resolution asked for en- 
dorsement of proposed legislation to 
repeal abortion laws and to allow a 
woman in consultation with her physi- 
cian to decide whether or not to bear 
a child. This passed by a vote of 
181 to 60. Taking part in the dis- 
cussion were two gynecologists who 
urged support of the resolution. 

A resolution endorsing the immedi- 
ate abolishment of capital punishment 
passed by a majority of 174 to 98. 
Another resolution asking approval of 
legislation allowing local communities 
and counties the option to vote for 
liquor by-the-drink passed without a 
dissenting vote. 

Elections also saw the convention 
keeping in step with the times. Mrs. 
William E. Cole of Charlotte was 


DURHAM — The Memorials 
Committee presented resolutions 
in remembrance of three clergy- 
men and two laymen who have 
died in the past year. They were: 

The Rev. I. Harding Hughes, 
Raleigh, who died March 10; 
The Rev. Thomas R. Thrasher, 
Chapel Hill, who died Janu- 
ary 16, 1971; 

The Rev. Thomas J. C. Smyth, 
Greensboro, who died November 
10, 1970; 

Francis Kepley, Salisbury, who 
died October 3, 1970; and, Ed- 
ward O. Askew, Monroe, who 
died January 31, 1970. 

named to the Diocesan Council, be- 
coming the first woman elected rather 
than appointed to this body. Dr. Ce- 
cil L. Patterson of Durham, became 
the first Negro to be elected to the 
board of St. Mary's Junior College. 

Voting on changes in the Constitu- 
tions and Canons also reflected change 
this year. Several amendments having 
to do with changing age requirements 
from "adult" to "17 years of age and 
older" passed with only a lone voice 
of dissent, whereas last year the split 
had been almost half and half. Passed 
on second reading, and thus now ef- 
fective, was the age reduction applying 
to election of delegates to the conven- 

tion. Passed - on first reading were 
changes in this same age limit in con- 
nection with organizing a parish or mis- 

Bishop Moore chaired the conven- 
tion this year, since Bishop Fraser was 
still recuperating from surgery. Bishop 
Fraser delivered his address, however,! 
at an evening service of Holy Com-' 
munion in Duke Chapel. Bishop Moore 'I 
was assisted by the Superior CourtJ 
Judge James G. Exum, Jr. of Greens-I 
boro, who served as parliamentarian. L 

The 1972 convention will be held atL 
Christ Church, Raleigh, who will be 
celebrating their 150th anniversary and 
the opening of a new parish house 

Here's 1971 Budget 

(Editor's Note: Here is the program budget adopted at the recent 155th 
annual convention of the Diocese at Durham. The column of figures at right 
in the table below shows the figures proposed and then adopted without 
change by convention delegates. The other column of figures shows last 
year's budget.) 

Budgeted Budgeted 
1970 1971 

601 National Church Program $115,852 


Program Tast Force: 

611 Maintenance of Program Task Force — 0 — 

612 Program Consultation for the Task Force — 0 — 

613 Director of Program — Salary 9,360 

614 Director of Program — Housing 2,160 

615 Director of Program — Utilities 960 

616 Director of Program — Travel 2,100 

617 Director of Program — Secretary 4,920 

618 The Terraces 4,800 

Division No. 1 — Strategy and Ministry in 

621 Program Strategy Budget — 0 — 

622 Christ the King Center... 4,500 

623 Mission Priests — Salary, Housing, Utilities 92,555 

624 Mission Priests — Travel 9,530 

Division No. 2 — Racial and Urban Affairs: 

625 Strategy Program 9,000 

626 Director — Salary Supplement 5,765 

627 Director— Travel 2,100 

628 Director — Secretary 4,200 

629 Office Expense 835 

Division No. 3 — Continuing Education: 

630 Program (Education) 1,915 

Division No. 4 — Trainer Development: 

63 1 Leadership Training for Clergy — 0 — 

Division No. 5 — Public Relations: 

632 Stewardship and Communication 1,200 

633 North Carolina Churchman 11,500 

634 North Carolina Churchman — Editor's Salary 7,320 

Division No. 6 — Youth 

635 Program 1,700 

636 Program Strategy Funding _ — 0 — 



78,220 i 







The Churchman 

From Committee On Address: 

Parish Priorities Idea Is Supported 

(Editor's Note: Here is the re- 
port of the Committee on the 
Bishop's Address. Chairman of 
the committee was H. G. Nichol- 
son of Raleigh.) 

The Committee on the Bishop's ad- 
Iress feels that the address of the Right 
leverend Thomas A. Fraser to this 

the One Hundred and Fifty-Fifth Con- 
vention of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina and his journal entitled "The Of- 
ficial Acts of the Bishop of 1970," also 
submitted to the convention, amply 
meet the requirements of Canon Forty- 
two of The Canons of the Episcopal 
Church entitled "Duties of Bishops." 
The committee receives the Bishop's 

Division No. 7 — Worship and Liturgy: 

.37 Programing Fund 900 

Division No. 8 — Professional Development of 

>38 Conferences for Clergy — 0 — 

Division No. 9 — Ecumenical Relations: 

.39 COCU and Roman Catholic Dialogue _ 315 

Division No. 10 — Higher Education: 

40 College Work Program ... 5,000 

.41 Chaplains' Discretionary Funds 2,450 

.42 Chaplains' Salary, Housing, Utilities 37,460 

.43 Chaplains' Secretaries and Office Expense 6,700 

.44 Program Expenses — 0 — 

United Campus Ministries: 

45 UNC— Charlotte 800 

.46 N. C. Central University. 1,500 

.47 N. C. A & T University _ ____ 1,400 

Specialized Ministries: 

Duke Medical Center Chaplaincy 

.51 Salary, Housing, Utilities 9,600 

.52 Secretary 4,200 

.53 Office 700 

.54 Travel 1,400 

.55 Training Program ._ 300 

.56 Discretionary Fund 400 


.61 St. Augustine's College 14,000 

.62 St. Marys Junior College 7,000 

163 N. C. Council of Churches — 0— 


171 Property Maintenance 10,700 

.72 Moving Clergy 4,000 

.73 Hospitalization 24,250 

i74 Clergy Pensions 25,052 

j|5 Lay Employee Pensions.. 420 

•76 Special Pensions 650 

177 Social Security Taxes 680 

•78 Miscellaneous Committee Expense 600 

91 Contingent Fund 1,542 


Less: Trust Income $ 3,820 

Special Contributions — 0 — 

Total Budget Reductions... $ 3,820 

Total for Program Quotas $450,471 

torch 1971 










$ 3,843 

$ 8,492 


Good Shepherd Host 

RALEIGH — The Episcopal 
churches of Raleigh, in coopera- 
tion with the Episcopal Diocese 
of North Carolina, recently held 
a corporate communion service 
for members of the 1971 General 

The 7:30 a.m. service . . . fol- 
lowed by breakfast . . . was held 
at Raleigh's Church of the Good 
Shepherd, which is within walk- 
ing distance of the State Legisla- 
tive Building. Council of State 
members also attend. The special 
service and breakfast began in 
1965 and have been held during 
each succeeding legislative ses- 

The Rev. Louis C. Melcher, 
Jr. is rector of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd. 

address with enthusiasm for its depth, 
scope and clarity. We feel that the 
Bishop has identified clearly the major 
problems within the Church when he 
narrows them down to three — namely, 
ministry, finances, and priorities. 

In his . interesting and informative 
overview of the past 100 years in the 
Diocese, he makes it clear that, while 
the Church's specific answers to these 
three issues may vary from age to age, 
according to what is happening in the 
world, nevertheless, the Church in each 
age must wrestle with these same issues 
of ministry, finances and priorities as a 
way of being faithful to the Gospel. 

Thus, he points out that the problem 
of ministry in this age is no longer the 
number of men offering themselves for 
the ministry, since we have two or- 
dained clergymen for each position; it 
is instead, "How that ministry is to be 
carried out, and to whom that ministry 
is to be directed." Further, he advises 
that we must do some rethinking in 
terms of our finances — that 
our spending be made more represen- 
tative of the attitudes of the people in 
the pews who give the money. He 
emphasizes, too, that we must re- 
examine our priorities by asking our- 
selves, "What is really essential in 

terms of our ministries and budgets? 
What makes a successful parish?" 

In each case, the Bishop challenges 
us to a depth of theological maturity 
that will cause us to make our decisions 
in each of these three areas on the basis 
of our Christian faith, rather than on 
the basis of our personal preferences. 
Nowhere was the point made more 
forcefully than when the Bishop said: 
"If we are true to the Christian faith as 
I know it, we will measure our success 
by the Gospel. And the Gospel isn't 
how much money or how many people, 
or how big a physical plant, it is how 
much love. How much love and wor- 
ship of God. How much love of our 
fellowman. And it isn't just talking 
about it and meeting about it. It is 
acting out this love in the congregation, 
the home, the office, the community, 
the state, and the nation. It is in bring- 
ing Christian love to bear on all the 
problems that are oppressing and de- 
stroying men and nations." 

The Bishop concluded his address 
with this challenge: "The Bishops and 
Diocesan Council, each clergyman, 
each communicant and each vestry 
must look squarely into the Gospel and 
determine what is essential in the area 
of ministry; what is essential in the 
budget, and what should be the con- 
gregation's and the Diocese's top 
priorities, and then boldly and cour- 
ageously act on these decisions." 

Through this challenge — indeed, 
throughout the entire address — the 
Bishop seems to be calling us to claim 
our birthright as theologians; to take 
our theology seriously as the Church's 
unique contribution to the world; to 
speak and act from the solid ground of 
our prophetic and pastoral Christian 

Further, the Bishop is telling us that 
this task to make our decisions on the 
basis of the Christian faith is the oliga- 
tion of every individual Christian, not 
just of those who are ordained or who 
hold offices on the Diocesan or Na- 
tional level. The challenge is directed to 
each communicant, to each clergyman, 
and to each decision-making body. 

The committee would like to under- 
score the Bishop's concern that each 
parish give serious consideration to its 
own priorities and define clearly what 
it's ministry is to be. Will we be con- 
tent with, as the Bishop describes it, 
"Sunday ministries of services and 
church school under the cover of a 
well-kept building for the sole benefit 
of well-known and recognized church 

members," or will we insist that our 
parish ministry make itself concerned 
with the real, hurting problems of our 

Thus, we encourage each congrega- 
tion, "looking squarely into the Gos- 
pel" and ruled by the love taught by 
Jesus Christ, to write out and put into 
practice a clear statement of its theo- 
logical purpose. To augment this sug- 
gestion, we will offer a resolution to 
this effect to the convention. 

We will also offer a second resolu- 
tion asking that the Diocesan Council 
study the question of how the decision- 

making processes in the church on 
every level may be made more repre- 
sentative of the people and parishes 
who, in the Bishop's words, "are in- 
volved and supporting the program." 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. Nicholson, Chairman 

John G. Cunningham 

Paul B. Barringer 

Ben Ellington, Sr. 

The Rev. S. F. G. Abbott 

The Rev. John C. Mott 

The Rev. Robert N. Davis 

The Rev. William C. Spong 

Old Church, New Age 

(Continued from page 2) 

Twenty-five years passed, and the Church's Program Budget for 1947 was 
$85,929.22, and the Episcopal Maintenance Fund for 1947 was $18,312.76. 
There had been a depression, a war, times had changed, and methods of 
financing had changed. Bishop Penick was the only bishop in the diocese. 
He reminded the delegates to the 130th Convention, convened in Good Shepherd 
Church, Raleigh that "We . . . walk in the light of a new day that hopes 
and wants to believe that man has at last learned the impotence of violence 
and the necessity of good-will. The threats that surround us, the hopes that 
sustain us, the problems that quicken the best in us, the opportunities that 
challenge our highest faculties — these things are the present environment in 
which we must go to work with a stout heart and a ready will and an un- 
shakable faith in God." 

The big push of the Church in that decade was the Reconstruction and Ad- 
vance Fund to restore church buildings around the world that had been de- 
stroyed by World War II which Bishop Penick felt was "the most important 
money-raising effort of the Episcopal Church in my lifetime." Incidentally, the 
Diocese of North Carolina far exceeded anyone's expectation in this campaign. 

Echo of Voices 

By 1961, ten years ago, the voices of Atkinson, Cheshire, Delany, and! 
Penick were echoing in the history and life of the diocese. We could no longer 
live on gifts to North Carolina from "fine ladies in the North," as missionary 
contributions from the North were described. We needed to take courage and 
to take heed to the needs of the black man, as Cheshire and Delany outlined 
them, and as Bishop Penick prophesied, "If we insist upon the inevitableness 
of war, the incurable possessiveness of human greed that will always lust for 
power and economic gain," then the Church must do her work in that de- 
pressed atmosphere. 

Bishop Baker in his address of 1961 at St. Timothy's Church, Raleigh, 
warned the Convention delegates of those who "claiming to speak for the 
Church have distorted its teachings, molded them to suit their own whims, 
suited them to their selfish needs (and), carefully avoided anything that would 
distrub their own comfort." Bishop Baker saw the wheels of change beginning 
to turn more rapidly. 

By 1961, the separate diocesan Negro institutions of Good Samaritan Hos- 
pital, Charlotte, St. Agnes Hospital, Raleigh, and Camp Delany were on the 
way out. The integration of the races in the life and program of the diocese 
was under way. Clergy salaries were approaching a respectable standard. The 
structure and organization of the diocese were under evaluation. The Diocese 
of North Carolina had achieved a stable role in the life of the whole Church 
and we were beginning, after years of hard work, to look beyond our own 
borders, especially through our Companion Diocese relationship. 

In 1963 the Anglican Congress warned the entire Anglican Communion 
that the world was undergoing all sorts of revolutions — knowledge, communi- 
cation, social, economic, cultural, political liturgical, and theological. The rapid 


The Churchman 

Impressed With 'Air Of Concern: 

Youths Note 'Learning Experience' 

. . . Addresses Convention Delegates in Duke Chapel 

change was marked by the fact that papers written for the Congress three 
months earlier were already out of date. 

Riots in Nine Cities 

Now, one hundred years after Warrenton, at the 155th Convention of the 
Diocese of North Carolina, an old church moves into a new age. Since 1961, 
nine cities of the diocese have suffered from riots and demonstrations. The 
relationship between the diocese and the National Church has been injured by 
poor administration and the lack of communication. Vocational crises and 
theological doubt have plagued both the clergy and the laity. The faith and 
loyalty of all churchmen have been tested. The old church in a new age like 
all old institutions of government, education, and social structure seems to be 
coming unglued at the places where it hurts the most. 

What are the problems of an old church trying to function creatively and 
successfully in a new age? They are the same problems of the days of Atkin- 
son, Cheshire, Penick and Baker — ministry, finances, and priorities — but these 
problems are taking different forms. 

The problem of ministry is no longer the number of men offering them- 
selves for the ministry, as we have two ordained clergymen for each position. 
The problem is how that ministry is to be carried out and where that ministry 
is to be carried out and to whom that ministry is to be directed. The Sunday 
ministry of services and church school under the cover of a well-kept building 
for the sole benefit of the well-known and recognized church members is one 
of the places where the Church as an institution is hurting. First of all, this 
is no longer looked upon by clergy or laity as a full-time ministry. Secondly, 
this ministry is an inwardbound ministry of self-satisfaction that is attracting 
(Continued on page 10) 

(Editor's Note: Here is a special 
report on the 155th Annual Con- 
vention of the Diocese last month 
at Durham. It is written by a new 
member of the Editorial Board 
who was recommended for ap- 
pointment by young people of the 
Diocese. Miss Sapp, a senior at 
Raleigh's Broughton High School, 
was present at the Convention 
along with three of her convoca- 
tional editors who attended as 
special observers at invitation of 
"The Churchman." The following 
article represents the observations 
of all four members of this spe- 
cial youth delegation.) 

Churchman Editorial Board 

DURHAM — The weekend of 
January 29 in Durharh proved very 
interesting and beneficial to us, the 
young people who were at the Con- 
vention with the staff of The N. C. 

For all of us it was a real learning 
experience about what's behind the way 
the church works. Young writers also 
present included Laurie Over, Gail 
Batson and Buddy Porter. 

Throughout the Convention we no- 
ticed an air of real concern by most 
participants for what was happening. 
We especially appreciated Bishop 
Moore's relaxed way of conducting the 
meeting . . . topped off with a re- 
freshing sense of humor. 

For us the most important issue dis- 
cussed, for obvious reasons, was the 
change lowering delegate age to 17. 
This will not only give young people 
a genuine say in what goes on in the 
church but will also give us a chance 
to show adults that we are concerned 
and capable of carrying our responsi- 

Another very moving experience 
during the Convention was the multi- 
media presentation by the Diocesan 
Program Task Force. We felt this to 
be a realistic presentation of a very 
significant part of life not only in the 
church but in the world. While talking 
it over among ourselves words like 
"Negative," "beautiful," "true," and 
(Continued on page 10) 

March 1971 


Movement Toward Greater Self Support: 

Bishop Moore Reports On Missions 

(Editor's Note: Here is the ad- 
dress of the Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie 
Moore, suffragan bishop of the 
Diocese, to the 155th annual con- 
vention at Durham. Bishop Moore 
spoke to convention delegates on 
Friday, January 29, in Page Audi- 
torium on the Duke University 

My Brethren : 

Year before last I spoke to you on 
the importance of developing new 
forms of ministry to meet the changing 
times and conditions under which we 
live in the Diocese of North Carolina 

You authorized the appointment of 
a committee to study the situation and 
take appropriate steps to introduce 
some of these new forms of ministry 
in our Diocese. 

After considerable study, the com- 
mittee headed by the Reverend Wil- 

liam Spong concluded that for the pres- 
ent and the foreseeable future the Dio- 
cese has an adequate supply of clergy 
and the existing forms of ministry are 
sufficient. Moreover, the Diocesan 
Council has now approved the crea- 
tion of a program committee which 
will encompass many of the functions 
I had in mind when I asked for the 
appointment of a special committee on 
ministry. In the light of these con- 
siderations, I ask therefore that the 
Committee on New Forms of Minis- 
try authorized by this Convention in 
1969 be discharged. 

The following statistical analysis will 
reveal some facts that you should know 
about the missions of this Diocese. 

to almost zero. (2) My second reason 
is financial. The Lord calls us to be 
good stewards and we do not render a 
good account of our stewardship un- 
less we spend church funds in a man- 
ner that will produce the maximum 
benefits for the whole state of Christ's 
Church. This means that we must con- 
stantly evaluate every program so that 
we perpetuate life rather than death. 

Last year there were two significant 
changes in our mission policy. In July 
the Reverend Canon Thomas H. Car- 
son became supply priest at St. Paul's 
Church, Thomasville, and in August 
the Reverend Terry R. Taylor, Jr., be- 
came priest-in-charge of the Church of 
the Messiah, Mayodan. 

Number of Missions: 

Organized 43 

Unorganized 14 
Missions Receiving no Support from the Diocese: 

Organized 21 

Unorganized 8 
Missions Receiving Support from the Diocese: 

Organized 22 

Unorganized 6 


Missions Reducing their Support in 1971: 
Organized 11 

Number of Clergy Serving Missions: 
Receiving full salary from the Diocese 
Receiving part of salary from the Diocese 
Receiving no salary from the Diocese 

Number of Self-Supporting Missions: 
St. Christopher's, High Point 
St. Titus', Durham 
St. Matthews, Salisbury 






. . Presiding Officer 

Of particular significance is the fact 
that missions assumed $11,820 addi- 
tional self-support for 1971. More and 
more your Suffragan Bishop has tried 
to encourage the missions to achieve a 
greater degree of self-support. My rea- 
sons for this are two-fold: (1) I be- 
lieve we do the missions a great in- 
justice when we perpetuate the old sys- 
tem of patronage. In many cases, the 
more a mission has to depend on its 
support from the Diocese the weaker 
it becomes. It soon loses all dignity 
and self-respect and morale plummets 

Canon Carson is a retired priest 
from the Diocese of Dallas. By special 
arrangements with the Church Pension 
Fund Canon Carson receives no salary 
for his services. The only remuneration 
he receives is the use of the rectory. 
This arrangement makes it possible 
for a small church to have a resident 
minister thus enabling the church to 
make a more effective witness in the 
community as well as being able to 
particiate more fully in the work and 
program of the Diocese. 

At the Church of the Messiah, 

The Churchman 

Mayodan, the Reverend Terry Taylor 
receives three-fourths of his salary 
from a local mill where he is a full- 
time employee. The church pays the 
remainder of his salary and provides 
Mr. Taylor and his family the use of 
the rectory. 

In former years both of these 
churches have been heavily subsidized 
by the Diocese. Now they can stand on 
their own two feet and instead of re- 
ceiving from the Diocese they give to 
the Diocese. 

On February 1, 1970, the Rever- 
end Keith J. Reeve became priest-in- 
charge of St. Mark's Church, Raleigh. 
Under his exciting and dynamic lead- 
ership St. Mark's has taken a giant 
step forward. The mood is one of open- 
ness and freedom. People are excited 
about the church. They are active 
in a variety of programs and projects. 
Many people are involved in the de- 
cision-making process. When the time 
for the Every Member Canvass ar- 
rived, this Mission raised three times 
as much as in previous years. 

In these days when many people are 
questioning the value of the institu- 
tional church I hold St. Mark's Church 
up as an example that life in the 
Church can be terribly exciting. With- 
in the worship and fellowship of the 
Church can be found the Holy Spirit 
at work to bring joy and fulfillment to 
our Christian witness in today's world. 

One of our most important projects 
in the Diocese is the work at Christ the 
King Center in Charlotte, North Caro- 
lina. The Reverend James H. B. Ken- 
yon is the director. The Diocese pays 
his entire salary and contributes $4,- 
500 a year to the program. Last year 
we had a committee to evaluate the 
Center. I would like to quote a few 
excerpts from their report. "My visit to 
Christ the King Center on the evening 
of April 13 was an impressive experi- 
ence. The church was full and jump- 
ing. Although the Bishop was there 
which is always an added attraction, 
it was obvious to me that Jim Kenyon's 
ministry in this neighborhood has pro- 
duced a large number of enthusiastic 
children to fill the old Chapel of Hope. 
In view of the fact that this was a 
white institution with barriers against 
blacks just a couple of years ago, I 
think this is a tribute to the ministry 
and work that he is doing. In short, I 
would say there is a good thing going 
at Christ the King Center in Charlotte 
and I hope we don't do anything to 
lessen it. As a matter of fact, we can 

Capsule View Of New Divisions 

DURHAM — Here's a capsule view of the 10 new diocesan divisions 
which will now be responsible for carrying out the program of the Diocese of 
North Carolina: 

Division No. 1 — Strategy and Missions In Congregations: Responsible for 
strengthening parishes and missions as viable congregations in the 70's; 

Division No. 2 — Racial and Urban Affairs: Responsible for eliminating 
problems caused by racist activities; 

Division No. 3 — Continuing Education: Responsible for commitment of the 
individual Christian and for lay leadership; 

Division No. 4 — Trainer Development: Responsible for diocesan training 
in the area of human relations; 

Division No. 5 — Public Relations: Responsible for serving as the informa- 
tion arm of the Diocese; 

Division No. 6 — Youth: Responsible for helping youth become full partners 
in the life of the Church and grow as persons; 

Division No. 7 — Liturgy and Worship: Responsible for helping the Diocese 
learn about the nature and meaning of worship; 

Division No. 8 — Professional Development of the Clergy: Responsible for 
helping the clergyman perform his professional task; 

Division No. 9 — Ecumenical Affairs: Responsible for informing the Diocese 
on ecumenical matters and providing from the Diocese "feedback" to other 
agencies; and, 

Division No. 10 — Higher Education: Responsible for helping those in the 
academic community achieve "dignity as creatures of God." 

do a great deal to improve it. I find it 
undeniable that Father Kenyon is get- 
ting results at the Center. He obviously 
has more black people going to that 
Center more often with greater en- 
thusiasm than any other work in the 
Diocese. We should keep the Center 
open and improve it where necessary." 
I would like to commend this special 
ministry to your prayers and continued 

The Reverend William Spong con- 
tinues his exciting and highly effective 
hospital chaplaincy at Duke University. 
Also, in Charlotte due to the generosity 
of St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, the 
Reverend Merrill Miller, Jr., is able to 
continue his ministry to the hospitals in 
that area. Again, we would like to 

First For Durham 

Mrs. Richard B. Grant of 2509 
Wrightwood Ave., named senior 
warden at St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church Sunday, is the first woman 
to hold this position in the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina. 

The appointment of senior war- 
den is by approval of the church 
vestry after recommendation of 
the rector. 

Frank A. DePasquale was 
elected junior warden, Mrs. James 
Bly is clerk and Addison M. 
Sprauge is treasurer. 

thank St. Peter's Hospital Foundation 
for making this ministry possible. 

An addition to our college chaplains 
last year was the Reverend Lex S. 
Mathews who is now chaplain at the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill. To this important post Lex brings 
a wealth of eight or nine years' ex- 
perience and a special interest in drug 
abuse. One of his chief projects is the 
development of a treatment center for 
those who are having problems with 
drugs. We commend this project to 
your prayers and generous support. 

The death of the Reverend Thom- 
as J. C. Smyth deprived the Diocese 
of one of its most capable and be- 
loved college clergy. As Dean of Stu- 
dents at the University of North Caro- 
lina at Greensboro and Chaplain to the 
students of the Greensboro area, he ex- 
ercised a very special and far-reaching 
ministry. He will be greatly missed 
and we shall have great difficulty in 
filling the vacancy that his death cre- 

I begin another year as your Suf- 
fragan Bishop with gratitude to all of 
you for your help and understanding. 
It is an especially great privilege to 
work with Bishop Fraser and the clergy 
and laity of this Diocese. My love and 
respect for the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina grows greater and greater each 
year, and I thank God that this is 
where He has called me to do Him 

March 1971 



1-2 Parish Ministry Seminar II 

3 ECW Spring Planning Day, 


4 ECW Spring Planning Day, 

Sandhills - Central (Com- 

5 - 7 Continuing Education 
Weekend I, Reidsville 

10 ECW Spring Planning Day, 

Northwest Convocation 
Standing Committee, Raleigh 
10-11 Parish Ministry Seminar III 

11 ECW Spring Planning Day, 

Southwest Convocation 
12-14 Discussion Leaders Work- 
shop, Terraces 
17-18 Parish Ministry Seminar I 
20 Board of Directors, Penick 
Home, Southern Pines 
Racial and Urban Advisory 
23 Program Conference III 

25 Task Force on World Mission 
United Thank Offering In- 

26 - 28 Continuing Education 

Weekend II, Reidsville 

29- 30 Parish Ministry Seminar II 

30- April 1 ECW Retreat, Ter- 


Youths Note 

(Continued from page 7) 

"exciting" were used in describing the 

Especially recognized and appreci- 
ated was the talk given by Downs 
Spitler, chairman of the new Strategy 
and Ministry in Congregations Divi- 
sion, who said "one thing that won't 
change is change" ... be faithful is 
to change daily, He went on to talk 
of the question of priorities in our lives 
as Christians saying that "social and 
personal conditions cannot be ig- 
nored." This we felt was an important 
contribution to our thoughts and to the 
thoughts of all attending the Conven- 
tion. As young people we realize the 
importance of the ability to change and 
accept the role of change in Christian 

The Friday night service provided 
us all with a magnificent experience. 
Duke Chapel along with the people, 
the music, the worship and the love 
made us all proud to be a part of such 
a convention. 

Old Church, New Age 

(Continued from page 7) 
fewer people on Sunday and losing even some of the old guard. Thirdly, in a 
day of inflation the per capita cost for such a ministry is prohibitive if not 
un-Christian. It demands a love of self that leaves little or no room for the 
love of God and our fellowman. 

Cause of Finance Problem 

The problem of finances is another place where the institutional church is 
coming unglued, not because the money is not as readily available, not be- 
cause inflation has made all costs so high, but because the decisions about the 
spending of the money that is available is not always representative of the 
people who give the money. This raises the whole question of whether church 
decision-making bodies are representative of the people in the pew. The 
communicant and the parish who are involved and supporting the program 
should be the ones to determine the program. But how are their voices heard? 
How is the voice of youth, of women, of the old guard, or minority groups 
heard? It no longer works for a group of twelve men or a diocesan council or 
an executive council, as fine as they may be, to draw up a budget and tell 
the people in the pew that in giving to the budget, they give to God. These 
twelve men or councils simply do not represent every parishioner's idea of 
God. The parishioners have learned that the money never gets to God, and some 
dare to feel that God doesn't even look with favor on many items in the 
budget. The old church with its old methods is struggling to live in a new 
age. A large part of the problem rests with improving our decision-making on 
the parish level, the diocesan level and the national level in order that it may 
be more representative. 

Finally, every day and every age has its problems with priorities. Another 
way of expressing this is to ask what can we give up as a Church and still 
stay in business? What really is essential? If the visible church of Christ is a 
congregation of faithful people where the pure word of God is interpreted 
and the sacraments are administered according to Christ's ordinance — what 
is essential? Ushers with flowers in their lapels? Rich people, poor people, 
black people, young people, old people — or faithful people? Modern kitchens 
and buildings — or the doctrine and discipline of the word of God? Parish 
suppers and meetings or the sacraments administered according to Christ's 

Are Budgets Essential? 

Are budgets essential? It all depends on what the budget is for and whom 
it is to help. Will it carry a cup of cold water to the man or woman or child 
who thirsts for justice and righteousness? 

Is ministry essential? It depends on what and to whom that ministry is 
directed. It is only essential if it is directed to the lives of people and the 
problems that affect their lives — dope addiction, the dissolutionment of youth 
with adults, the prejudice between people and races, the dreadful effects of 
war and poverty upon all of us, and any other problem that separates man 
from himself, from God and from his neighbor. The question facing the Church 
today, both clergy and laity, is what is essential? 

There is another way of saying the same thing. What is a successful parish 
in the Episcopal Church? If we are true to the Christian Faith as I know it, 
we will measure our success by the Gospel. And the Gospel isn't how much 
money or how many people, or how big a physical plant. It is how much 
love. How much love and worship of God. How much love of our fellowman. 
And it isn't just talking about it and meeting about it. It is acting out this 
love in the congregation, the home, the office, the community, the state and 
the nation. It is in bringing Christian love to bear on all the problems that 
are oppressing and destroying men and nations. If your congregation is a 
success, then people, Christian and non-Christian alike, white and black, rich 
and poor, should be able to say that your community is a better place to live 
because the Episcopal Church is there. 

Soul Searching Needed 

As an old church enters a new age, we have a lot of soul searching and 
evaluating to do that we will have to measure by the Christian Gospel. There 


The Churchman 

'Freedom' Is Theme: 

UNC-G To Host April Youth Meeting 

is much that we will have to give up because it is superfluous. We have 
much to keep and strengthen because it is essential. And we have much that 
we will have to take on, and that won't be easy because it is a daily renewed 
dedication to what is essential. 

The bishops and Diocesan Council, each clergyman, each communicant, and 
each vestry must look squarely into the Gospel and determine what is essential 
in the area of ministry, what is essential in the budget, and what should be 
the congregation's and the diocese's top priorities and then boldly and cou- 
rageously act on these decisions. 

Convention Resolutions 

(Editor's Note: Here are the texts of resolutions presented during the 
diocesan convention at Durham, the Resolutions Committee being headed 
by Richard Messinger.) 


Recognizing the continuing interest of the Church Pension Fund in the 
Clergy and their families, yet realizing that more thought and action need be 
given to the premature death benefits: 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Diocese of North Carolina petition the General 
Convention to request the Church Pension Fund to further study and then take 
appropriate action regarding premature death benefits to Clergy widows and 
surviving children. 

(The resolution was referred to the Committee on the Church Pension Fund) 


RESOLVED: That the Rector of each parish and mission of the Diocese 
shall, within sixty (60) days of the adjournment of this Convention, furnish the 
Reverend William Hethcock a list of those communicants and their specific 
fields of expertise whose advice and services may be valuable in the implemen- 
tation of the Task Force Program. 

(The resolution was referred to the Director of Program) 

RESOLUTION NO. 3 (From report on the State of the Church) 

BE IT RESOLVED that Section 3 of Canon 32 of the Constitution and 

Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina be deleted. 

(The resolution was not referred to the Committee on Constitution and 

Canons, as the motion to so refer was tabled) 


WHEREAS we rejoice that the Episcopal Church has long been committed 
to the cause of Christian unity and that there is an increasingly friendly at- 
mosphere' enveloping our contacts with all Christian brethren, Roman Catholic, 
Orthodox, as well as Protestant; and 

WHEREAS the "Principles of Church Union" put forward by the Consulta- 
tion on Church Union as a basis to proceed with a plan of union represent 
some positive advances in the work of the reunion of Christendom; and 

WHEREAS the "Principles of Church Union" yet leave many points of 
Catholic Faith and Order unsettled and include others that are at variance 
with the Apostolic tradition received and propagated by the Anglican Com- 
munion; and 

WHEREAS in the words of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey 
Francis Fisher, "we have no faith of our own; we have only the Catholic Faith 
of the Catholic Church enshrined in the Catholic Creeds"; and 

WHEREAS the "Principles of Church Union" are deficient in their treatment 

(Continued on page 12) 

GREENSBORO — Over 200 young 
people and adult advisers from con- 
gregations in the Diocese of North 
Carolina will attend the Diocesan 
Youth Convention here on April 16- 
18. The convention will be held this 
year on the campus of the University 
of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

"Freedom" is the theme on which 
the program is being planned by the 
Diocesan Youth Commission. Andy 
Leckie, chairman of the Commission, 
will preside over the business meeting 
at which three representatives from 
each convocation and three Diocesan 
officers will be elected to compose the 
18-member Commission for the 1971- 
72 year. 

Special events at the convention are 
the banquet and dance on Saturday 
evening at the Hilton Inn in Greens- 
boro and the Holy Communion hope- 
fully to be celebrated outdoors on Sun- 
day morning. Young churchmen from 
Holy Trinity Parish will plan decora- 
tions for the banquet and dance, and 
youth of St. Francis' Parish will be in 
charge of the worship. Greensboro's 
"Electric Lather" group has been 
booked for the dance. 

A special program for adult advisers 
will be offered concurrently with the 
program for the young people. 

The conference will begin with sup- 
per on Friday and continue through 
the service on Sunday. Luncheon will 
not be served. Youth delegates will be 
guests in the homes of hosts and 
hostesses in the Greensboro communi- 
ty. Special registration forms including 
information about the cost to each dele- 
gate will be sent soon from the Office 
of Program in the Diocesan House. 


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Here's List Of Committees 
Which Served At Convention 

Here are the various committees The Secretary, The Rev. Uly H. 

which served in connection with the 
recent Durham Convention of the Dio- 

On Address of the Bishop: H. M. 

Nicholson, Chairman, John G. Cun- 
ningham, Ben Ellington, Sr., The Rev. 
S. F. J. Abbott, The Rev. John C. 
Mott, The Rev. Robert N. Davis, The 
Rev. William C. Spong and Paul Bar- 

On Reports of the Trustees: James 

B. Craighill, Chairman, Robert E. 
Merritt, Dr. William E. Easterling, Jr.; 

On Institutions: George W. Kane, 
Jr., Chairman, John D. Leak, The Rev. 
Charles I. Penick, The Rev. J. E. C. 

On Resolutions: Richard Messinger, 
Chairman, Dr. James H. M. Thorp, 
William A. Goodson, Jr., Dr. Sarah 
Lemmon, John L. Arrington, Dr. 
Charles W. Pinckney; Charles H. 
Smith, Jr., Charles A. Adams, Jr., The 
Rev. Arthur J. Calloway, The Rev. 
Harcourt E. Waller, Jr., The Rev. 
Richard N. Ottaway, Mrs. James L. 

On Miscellaneous Reports: E. H. 

Hardison, Chairman, Mrs. Henry Mil- 
grom, The Rev. E. Dudley Col- 
houn, Jr., The Rev. Carlton C. O. 
Morales, T. Norris France; 

On Memorials and Petitions: The 
Rev. John L. Kelly; 

On Resolution of Courtesy: Mrs. 
Pembroke Nash; 

On Constitution and Canons: Henry 

C. Bourne, Chairman, The Rev. R. 
Martin Caldwell, Jr., The Rev. Carl F. 
Herman, The Rev. Peter C. Robinson, 
A. L. Purrington, Jr.; 

On the State of the Church: The 
Rev. W. I. Wolverton, Jr., Chairman, 
The Rev. Charles M. Riddle, III, The 
Rev. R. Taylor Scott, Dr. Patrick D. 
Kenan, William A. Shuford, Frank J. 
Abbott, Jr., W. C. Holt, Mrs. R. E. 

On New Parishes: The Rev. William 
P. Price, Chairman, William T. Ward, 
Robert L. Fortune, M. Scott Benton, 
The Rev. James H. B. Kenyon, The 
Rev. Donald W. Frazier; 

On the Church Pension Fund: 
John B. London, Chairman, The Hon. 
George F. Bason, H. G. Nicholson; 

On Dispatch of Business: The Rev. 
John A. Gray, Chairman, The Bishop, 

Gooch, The Hon. James G. Exum, Ed. 
S. Wasdell; 

On Credentials and Elections: The 

Rev. John R. Campbell, Chairman, 
Thurman Starnes, The Rev. Frederick 
F. Valentine, Jr., The Rev. Robert E. 
Long, Joseph B. Cof field, Herbert 

Liturgical Commission: The Rev. 
Robert L. Ladehoff, Chairman, The 


(Continued from page 11) 
of the Apostles and Nicene Creeds and their failure to provide for the so- 
called lesser sacraments; and 

WHEREAS the "Principles of Church Union" do not make proper pro- 
vision for accepting the Holy Eucharist as a participation in and re-presentation 
of the Divine Sacrifice by the faithful, nor for the priestly functions and 
authority of the sacred ministry; and 

WHEREAS the statements in the Principles that "the episcopate historically 
came into existence without reference to any single doctrine or theory of its 
being or authority" and that no "interpretation" is to be "set forward . . . 
to the exclusion of others" are contrary to Catholic doctrine, the Anglican 
ethos, and both the letter and spirit of the Book of Common Prayer, and 
more particularly the Ordinal; and 

WHEREAS the Sacrament of the Altar has always been recognized by 
Catholic Christendom as an expression of unity, and not as a means to that 
unity which hitherto has been considered a prerequisite to communion; and 

WHEREAS we believe the Episcopal Church belongs to the One, Holy, 
Catholic and Apostolic Church, and we desire its visible and corporate reunion 
with the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Old Catholic and other non-Roman, 
Catholic Churches of the world, the "latin Church of the West," and all other 
separated Christian brethren who confess God's Holy Name and agree in the 
truth; and 

WHEREAS without the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches the present 
scope of the Consultation on Church Union and the "Principles" formulated 
by it are too limited to achieve true unity of Christendom; now therefore 

BE IT RESOLVED by this Convention that the Ecumenical Commission of 
the Diocese of North Carolina be requested to weigh these sentiments against 
proposals that changes be made in rubrical and canonical requirements for ad- 
mission to communion and against proposals that the Episcopal Church pro- 
ceed with a Plan of Union based on the above-mentioned "Principles of Church 
Union," and 

THAT they devote greater efforts toward establishing intercommunion with 
the See of Rome, to the end that this Church be drawn into no action that 
compromises Catholic Faith, Order and Discipline, and that no action be 
taken which might lead to more schisms instead of the unity that we seek. 

(The resolution was referred to the Ecumenical Commission) 


RESOLVED, that the 155th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North 
Carolina go on record as favoring major changes in our drug laws, both state 
and federal, so that there is less emphasis on punishing drug users and more 
emphasis on control and regulation of the sale and use of drugs and rehabilita- 
tion of drug users by governmental and medical agencies. 

(The resolution was adopted) 

RESOLUTION NO. 6 (The resolution was amended as follows) 

WHEREAS the institution of capital punishment calls upon mortal men to 

demonstrate and exercise a quality of infallibility that Christian people proclaim 

to be possessed by God alone; 

And WHEREAS the spiritual and physical resources of a Christian people 

should be more properly devoted to the preservation of human life than to 


And WHEREAS the institution of capital punishment imposes an intolerable 
burden of responsibility upon those who must defend, prosecute and judge 


The Churchman 

Rev. Albert T. J. Heath, The Rev. 
William H. Hethcock, Mrs. John E. 
Mueller, Richard Van Sciver, The Rev. 
Carlton C. O. Morales, Michael Hat- 
taway, Miss Nettie Bunn, The Rev. 
Roderick L. Reinecke, The Rev. Mer- 
rill C. Miller, The Rev. Robert N. 
Davis, The Rev. Philip R. Byrum, Mrs. 

William J. Britton, Charles Rakow, 
Mrs. John L. Wooten, George C. 
Pyne, Jr., Skipper Harris; 

Ecumenical Commission: The Rev. 
J. E. C. Harris, Chairman, The Rev. 
Robert L. Ladehoff, The Rev. C. King 
Cole, The Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., 
The Rev. Charles Riddle, III, The Rev. 

persons accused of capital crimes and inhumane ordeal upon the persons ac- 

Now therefore BE IT RESOLVED that this Convention petition the North 
Carolina General Assembly for immediate abolition of capital punishment in 
this state and immediate repeal of all legislation authorizing legal execution of 
any person for any reason whatsoever. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded 
to appropriate Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly, and that 
such further publication be made as may be appropriate. 

(The resolution was adopted as amended) 


WHEREAS a scientific study by University of North Carolina and Research 
Triangle Institute professors of biostatistics shows that a minimum of 25,000 
North Carolina women seek and obtain illegal, criminal abortions each year, due 
to our present state law; and 

WHEREAS our state law discriminates against the poor and the socially 
disadvantaged, in that affluent women can obtain abortions here and elsewhere 
at will; and 

WHEREAS our state abortion law constitutes a stated official policy of legally 
enforced compulsory pregnancy; and 

WHEREAS said state law restricts physicians from offering the best health 
care of which they are capable, in violation of the doctor-patient relationship; 

WHEREAS we believe in the freedom of each woman to rule out certain 
times and circumstances for her own motherhood; and 

WHEREAS we believe in the freedom of the State from domination of 
religious dogma in accordance with constitutionally required separation of 
Church and State; and 

WHEREAS we believe in the freedom of individuals from socially imposed 
hazards to health; and 

WHEREAS in 1970, in California, Texas, Wisconsin and the District of 
Columbia, the upper courts have declared unconstitutional their abortion laws 
which were similar to North Carolina's law; and 

WHEREAS we recognize the basic human right of a woman to limit her 
own reproduction; 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Convention of the 
Diocese of North Carolina of the Episcopal Church by majority vote hereby 
requests the North Carolina General Assembly of 1971 to repeal the Abortion 
Laws now written into the Criminal Code of the State, insofar as they affect 
abortions performed by licensed medical doctors, and which compel a woman 
to bear a child against her will; and 

further requests the said General Assembly to replace said laws with con- 
stitutionally valid statutes within the Medical Practices Act, which would 
recognize the civil right of a woman to decide voluntarily, in consultation 
with her physician, whether to bear a child she does not want, without inter- 
ference by the State. 

(The resolution was adopted) 


A Resolution Concerning the Clarification of the Meaning of Church Mem- 
bership was reported by the Committee without prejudice. (A motion from the 
floor was made and seconded that the resolution be adopted, whereupon a 
motion to table was passed. 

(Continued on page 15) 

Donald W. Frazier, Miss Kathy God- 
dard, Mrs. John Elliot, Mrs. Bert F. 
Wilcox, Mrs. Sterling Stoudemire, 
Wiley J. Long, Charles E. Pollard, Karl 

On Armed Services: George L. 

Event Set At 
Penn Center 

REIDSVILLE — Teams of leaders 
from four or more congregations are 
being invited to attend a special 
Leadership Training Weekend, a con- 
tinuing education event sponsored by 
the Diocese at the Betsy-Jeff Penn Cen- 
ter near Reidsville. The conference will 
begin at supper on Friday, March 5, 
and continue through luncheon on 
Sunday, March 7. 

The purpose for the weekend event 
will be to provide experience in how to 
set goals for congregational activities 
and how to plan on the basis of these 
goals significant and helpful local pro- 
gram activities. Some workshop activi- 
ty in which the delegates actually work 
together in planning will be provided. 

Leaders for the conference are the 
Rev. Downs C. Spitler, chairman of 
the Division on Strategy and Mission 
in Congregations, the Rev. Roderick L. 
Reinecke and the Rev. William Heth- 
cock. Cost of the event for each dele- 
gate is $20.00. 

Laymen Meet 

nual convention of the Layman's 
Association of the Diocese of 
North Carolina was scheduled 
here Sunday, February 28, at the 
Church of the Holy Comforter. 

Beginning with a 10 a.m. reg- 
istration, the agenda called for an 
11 a.m. communion service with 
Bishop Fraser as speaker. Follow- 
ing a 12:50 p.m. lunch an after- 
noon panel was planned on "Will 
the Christian Church Survive the 
Crises of Today?". 

Panel speakers were to include 
Thomas A. Fanjoy of Statesville, 
J. Melville Broughton of Raleigh, 
Charles Robson of Raleigh, Lee 
Doolittle of Greensboro and Con- 
rad Lake of Raleigh. 

March 1971 


The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 
To Chapel Hill — The Rev. Peter 
James Lee of Washington, D. C. be- 
came rector of the Chapel of the Cross 
in Chapel Hill on January 17 suc- 
ceeding the late Rev. Thomas R. 
Thrasher, who died in January follow- 
ing his resignation last May because of 
ill health. Mr. Lee has formerly served 
as assistant rector of St. John's Church, 
Lafayette Square, Washington, a post 

Following are the texts of two 
resolutions presented by the 
Committee on the Bishop's Ad- 
dress and approved by the Con- 

RESOLVED: That the Dioce- 
san Council study the whole ques- 
tion of how our decision-mak- 
ing can be improved on the parish 
level, the diocesan level, and the 
national level, so that it may be 
more representative of the think- 
ing of the people and parishes 
who are involved in and support 
our programs; and that the coun- 

he has held for the last three years. 
Prior to this, he was on the staff of St. 
John's Cathedral, Jacksonville, Fla. 
Born in Greenville, Miss., he was 
reared in Pensacola, Fla. He was 
graduated magna cum laude from 
Washington and Lee University with 
an A.B. degree in 1960, and cum 
laude, Virginia Theological Seminary, 
with a B.D. degree in 1967. Prior to 
his ordination, the Rev. Mr. Lee at- 
tended Duke Law School for a year, 

cil report its findings, along with 
recommendations to the next Di- 
ocesan Convention; and, 

RESOLVED: That this conven- 
tion go on record as urging each 
congregation within the Diocese 
to adopt as its highest priority 
during the next year the prepara- 
tion and ratification of a clear 
statement of its theological pur- 
pose. This statement will be for 
the purpose of guiding the congre- 
gation in determining the direc- 
tion and scope of its ministry, and 
in establishing priorities. 

was a reporter on the Memphis Com- 
mercial Appeal and the Pensacola, 
Fla., News Journal, and copy editor for 
the Richmond, Va., Times Dispatch. 
In 1961-62 he served as a U. S. Army 
Intelligence officer, United Nations 
Command and U. S. Eighth Army in 
Seoul, Korea, and was awarded the 
Army Commendation Medal. Mr. Lee 
is married to the former Miss Kristina 
Knapp of Richmond, a graduate of 
Duke University. They have a baby 
daughter, Stewart. The Lees moved to 
Chapel Hill early in January. 

Accredited — 5/. Timothy's School, 
Raleigh, has recently been accredited 
by the N. C. Department of Education. 
It is one of only two non-public ele- 
mentary-junior high schools in the 
State to be thus accredited, the other 
is St. Genevieve of the Pines, Asheville. 
The school, grades 1 through 8, is run 
by St. Timothy's parish, of which the 
Rev. George B. S. Hale is rector. 

New Shops — Christ Church, Ra- 
leigh, has recently announced the 
opening of a Thrift Shop and a Gift 
Shop. The Thrift Shop, opened early 
in January, will operate on Thursdays 
and Saturdays each week, under the 
management of Mrs. David McDon- 
ald. Women of the church have voted 
to use the profits solely for work out- 
side the parish. Plans were for the 
gift shop to open late in January, to be 
managed by Miss Eleanor Mason, and 
featuring church jewelry and books. 

Tyler Dorm — The newest dormi- 
tory on the East Carolina University, 
Greenville, was recently named for 
Arthur Tyler of Rocky Mount. In 


is the only accredited non-public 
elementary school grades 1-8, 
serving eastern N. C. 

Now registering Fall term 1971 
Kindergarten-Grade 10 

4523 Six Forks Rd. 

Election Results 

DURHAM — Following are the results of elections held during the 155th 
Annual Convention of the Diocese last month at Durham: 

Diocesan Council: The Rev. Arthur Calloway, Raleigh; the Rev. John 
Cockrell, Charlotte; the Rev. John C. Mott, Chapel Hill; Mrs. William E. 
Cole, Charlotte; Jacob H. Froelich, High Point; and Dr. James Thorp, Rocky 

Standing Committee: The Rev. Robert N. Davis, Henderson; the Rev. 
Carl F. Herman, Greensboro; and James O. Moore, Charlotte. 

Trustee of Diocese: R. Lee Covington, Raleigh. 

Trustee of Sewanee: The Rev. Jacob Viverette, Jr., Winston-Salem. 

Trustee of St. Mary's College: Dr. Cecil L. Patterson, Durham. 

Trustee of Kanuga: James B. Craighill, Charlotte. 

Directors of Penick Home: Francis O. Clarkson, Charlotte; Mrs. Paul Dana, 
Southern Pines; William Davis, Southern Pines; Dr. William Hollister, Southern 
Pines; Mrs. Peter Katavalos, Southern Pines; Luther Lashmit, Winston-Salem; 
the Rev. John C. Mott, Chapel Hill; Robert L. Myers, Lexington; Mrs. W. C. 
Ruffin, Southern Pines; and the Rev. W. L. Williams, Roanoke Rapids. 

Address Resolutions 


The Churchman 

tribute to Mr. Tyler, long active in the 
work of the diocese and Good Shep- 
herd parish, the "Shepherd's Horn" 
offered "congratulations for the recog- 
nition that will be given to you for the 
many contributions that you continue 
to make to our church, community and 

To Seminary — The Rev. Howard 
M. Hickey, rector of Holy Trinity, 
Greensboro, spent January and the first 
half of February as a fellow at the 
School of Continuing Education, Vir- 
ginia Theological Seminary. 

Holiday Home — Members of St. 
Peter's parish, Charlotte, took part 
in an unusual venture during the 
Christmas holidays, "The Holiday 
Home." Sponsored by the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Charlotte, the home 
houses around 30 foreign students 
while their campuses are closed over 
Christmas. As its share of this program 
the members of St. Peters sponsored a 
Sunday evening "dinner and conversa- 
tion" with the students from all over 
the world. Reports were that it seemed 
"nourishing and fun" for the students, 
and even more rewarding to the 
"givers." Charles Keith, Bill Cheno- 
with, Sue Coonen and Louise Heath 
headed the church project. The Rev. 
Huntington Williams is rector. 

Anniversary — St. Paul's, Louis- 
burg, observed its 125 th anniversary 
on November 22. Former members and 
ministers, and friends of the church 
were invited to the service and coffee 
hour on that Sunday. The Rev. Frank 
E. Pulley is rector. 

Young Advisors — The Mission 
Committee of St. Barnabas', Greens- 
boro, voted recently to create an as- 
sociate Mission Committee of three 
persons who are at least 15 years old 
but not over 21. To be elected by the 
congregation, they will serve as an ad- 
visory committee to the Mission Com- 
mittee. The Rev. James Thomas 
Prevatt, Jr. is priest-in-charge. 


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New Building 
Now Under Way 
At St. Mary's 

RALEIGH — New evidence of 
progress in the St. Mary's Junior Col- 
lege "Decade of Renewal" development 
program, first announced in October, 
was noted here February 1 when 
ground was broken for a new $500,000 
classroom building. 

Conducted on an east campus site 
adjacent to the school's Sarah Graham 
Kenan library, the ceremony included 
first public recognition of the Raleigh 
family whose gifts made construction 

Dr. Frank W. Pisani, St. Mary's 
president, stated that this event mark- 
ed the second important campus im- 
provement as a result of the school's 
10-year capital program. Already un- 
der construction is a campus residence 
for the school chaplain, adjacent to the 
historic St. Mary's Chapel. 

The classroom structure will con- 

Cleaning Job 

CHARLOTTE — The Junior 
High School section of Episcopal 
Young Churchmen at Christ 
Church in Charlotte has set some 
sort of speed record for making 
and allocating money. 

Realizing some $150 from a 
mass car-wash, the youngsters met 
with their advisors the following 
Sunday evening to decide where 
it would do the most good. A 
phone call to Open House (drug 
abuse services) revealed a des- 
perate need for a vacuum cleaner. 
Whereupon the EYC-ers dashed 
to a discount store, bought a 
vacuum cleaner and delivered it 
together with $50 cash before 
9 p.m. 

Leaving about $50 to use as 
seed money for their next proj- 

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(Continued from page 13) 


WHEREAS the present Constitution and Canons of the Diocese, as published 
in 1965, seriously need revision and publication to be of helpful use; 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Constitution and Canons in 
effect at the conclusion of this Convention be brought up to date and pub- 
lished as soon as possible, or prior to the next Convention. 

(The resolution was adopted) 


BE IT RESOLVED that this 155th Convention supports the principle that 
legislation should be enacted which will allow local communities or counties 
the option to vote for liquor by the drink. 

(The resolution was adopted) 


WHEREAS Churchmen are, in good conscience, divided on political issues 
such as legalized abortion and capital punishment, and 

WHEREAS the purpose of the program of the Diocese of North Carolina 
would be served by informing its people and providing proper forums for 
discussing such issues, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Program Task Force be directed 
to provide programs for the effective dissemination of information and discus- 
sion to the end that our members will be enabled to make responsible de- 
cisions concerning such issues. 

(The resolution was adopted) 


WHEREAS the majority of our citizens have been greatly concerned about 
the treatment and future of prisoners of war in Southeast Asia, 

BE IT RESOLVED that the 155th Annual Convention of the Diocese of 
North Carolina support all efforts to secure both better treatment and release 
of prisoners of war in Southeast Asia. 

(The resolution was adopted) 

March 1971 


Informal Weekend For Couples: 

Marriage Enrichment Topic 
Of March 26-28 Conference 

REIDSVILLE — Marriage enrich- 
ment will be the subject for the con- 
tinuing Education Weekend to be spon- 
sored by the Diocese on March 26-28 
at the Betsy-Jeff Penn Center near 
here. The conference is designed for 
married couples who may enjoy an 
informal weekend with other couples 
discussing marriage. 

Leaders for the conference are the 
Rev. and Mrs. Alwin Reiners and the 
Rev. and Mrs. S. F. James Abbott. 
The Betsy-Jeff Penn Center is an at- 
tractive and comfortable conference 
center used before for continuing edu- 
cation events in the Diocese. The cost 
per couple including the conference 
fee, meals and lodging will be $40. 

The leader? preparing for the con- 
ference explain that "under-lying the 
entire weekend is the assumption that 
marriage is a living process rather than 
a static institution, and that marriages, 
like individuals, need to be renewed 
and enriched from time to time if they 
are to continue to grow." This confer- 
ence will, then, attempt to assist cou- 
ples in this kind of growth process by 
providing opportunities for reflection, 
sharing, and discovery. "In addition," 
the plans continue, "it will also include 
ample 'free' time for walking, talking, 
playing, resting, and enjoying the com- 
pany of others. So it should be fun and 
relaxing as well as helpful." 

Couples may register through the 
Office of Program, Box 17025, Ra- 
leigh, by sending a deposit of $10, the 
remainder being due at the conference 
itself. The event will begin with supper 
on Friday and continue through lunch 
on Sunday. All linens are furnished by 
the conference center. 


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Photos, Sketches 

This issue includes the graphic 
contributions of three individuals. 
The front cover pictures ... as 
well as those on pages 7 and 8 . . . 
were made by Margaret Darst 
Smith of The Churchman Edi- 
torial Board and by Harvey Har- 
ris, reporter for The Greensboro 
Daily News. 

The front cover sketches are by 
Thomas C. Daye, a member of St. 
Titus at Durham. 

World Mission 
Brought To End 

Chairman, Task Force on World 

The Task Force On World Mission 
has a two-fold purpose: 1. To keep 
the worldwide part of the Church's 
mission in front of the people of this 
Diocese: and 2. To provide opportu- 
nities for individuals, groups, and con- 
gregations of this Diocese to partici- 
pate in worldwide mission (i.e. out- 
side our diocese). 

Our tasks this past year were two: 
1. To complete the projects we un- 
dertook in Nandyal, India (training 
and support of 1(2 boy catechists for 
village outreach work), and in Vic- 
toria Nyanza, Tanzania, East Africa 
(funding a new church building in a 

Fraser Named 

RALEIGH — Bishop Fraser 
served as a co-consecrator at the 
recent Consecration of Clarence 
Hobgood, suffragan-bishop-elect 
of the Armed Forces. 

The consecration service was 
concluded at 8 p.m. February 2 
in the National Cathedral at 
Washington, D. C. 

The appointment came from 
Presiding Bishop John E. Hines. 

new industrial community). These were 
largely completed by the 1970 Lenten 
Church School Missionary Offering. 

2. To prepare the Diocese for and 
guide it into a new companion diocese 
relationship. Since our last one was an 
overseas relationship (Panama) we ex- 
plored this time a domestic relationship 
with the Diocese of Rhode Island. The 
response to feelers made to clergy and 
the Diocesan Council about this possi- 
bility were not supportive enough to 
pursue this program. 

Further consideration was made of 
the current general outlook of people 
over the Diocese concerning world mis- 
sion, and the reflection of this outlook 
in the Diocesan Council's being unable 
to see its way clear to fund World Mis- 
sion program in the tight 1970 and 
1971. As a result, acting on the request 
of the Task Force chairman and the 
Director of Program, the Bishop agreed 
late last fall to the disbanding of the 
Task Force until such time as the at- 
mosphere becomes more favorable to 
support world mission activities. We 
hope and trust this will be soon. 

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™ Churchman 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 
Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Public Relations 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Judith Sapp. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 61 

April, 1971 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
Promotion and Communications of the 
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. 
Non-diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh. 

N. C. All manuscripts, drawings, photo- 
graphs and news articles should be ac- 
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the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. G, 27609. 

A View Of Worship 

Editor's Note: In its presentation to the recent diocesan convention 
at Durham the newly-formed Program Task Force explained that the pur- 
pose of program in the Diocese is "to move persons in their lives toward 
achieving the maximum possible freedom and dignity as creatures of God." 
The Rev. Robert L. Ladehoff, chairman of the Division on Liturgy and 
Worship, illustrating how this purpose may be born out in bis area of 
concern made the following remarks to the convention delegates. 

Chairman, Division on Liturgy and Worship 

It is hardly news that the Episcopal Church is revising its Prayer Book. Nor 
is it news that this process has been far from easy for most of us. A man 
named Kenneth Mitchell has helped me understand why liturgical renewal has 
been so painful for us. Dr. Mitchell is the director of the Division of Religion 
and Psychiatry at the Menninger Foundation; and he says that many Episcopal- 
ians have experienced an acute sense of loss and grief, because the Prayer Book 
is being changed. The Prayer Book is so familiar, and it has meant so much 
to us, that worshiping without it affects many of us as deeply as the loss of 
someone we love very much. And so, according to Dr. Mitchell, it is only natural 
that most of us felt the anger and the hostility that is a part of the grief process. 

Looking back over the last three years, I can see that most of us under- 
estimated the difficulty Episcopalians have with any new liturgy. I know how 
insensitive I was to this. I assumed that everybody would welcome new services 
of worship: I was so sure of this that I hardly bothered to explain why the 
Prayer Book needed revising. I had no idea how hard the adjustment would be 
— for my parishionners, and for me. 

Why are we changing the Prayer Book? We have had three years of liturgical 
experimentation, and this question still has not been answered for many of our 
parishionners. There is a feeling around that these changes reflect the academic 
interests of a few scholars who make up the Standing Liturgical Commission; 
that they are trying to touch up our worship with some nuggets out of ancient 
liturgies, that they are working under the notion that the Kingdom will come 
if they can move the Gloriain excelsis, and take away from us the Prayer of 
Humble Access. 

If this were true, there would be no 
reason for church money to be spent, or 
for the time of busy people to be used, 
introducing new services of worship. It 
would not be worth the effort or the 
money. But I hope you understand that 
much more is involved in Prayer Book 
revision than ancient manuscripts, 
or the shifting around of prayers. The 
reason for changing the Prayer Book 
is: to make more clear what the church 
believes. If we can do that, it is very 
much worth the effort. This is why we 
change the Prayer Book: to make more 
clear what the church believes. 

You see, in our tradition, the Prayer 
Book is the best way we have for ex- 
pressing what we believe. If a friend 
asks you about the belief of the Epis- 
copal Church, you wouldn't hand him 
the Thirty-Nine Articles. Instead, you 
hand him a Prayer Book. There, in 
our worship, he can learn what we 
believe about God, about man, about 
sin, about the church. 

The Prayer Book sets forth the the- 
ology of the Episcopal Church. I have 


been asked to show how the statement 
of the purpose of diocesan program is- 
accomplished through worship. It is on: 
this point of theology that we find the 
link between that statement and our 
worship. The statement of purpose is 
obviously a theological statement — | 
that is its great strength. It tells clearly 
what the Christian church believes 
about man: that, as a creature of God, 
man is capable of achieving freedom 
and dignity. 

This is not a new idea, thought up 
by a committee. It is what the church 
has believed since its earliest days: it 
is Biblical theology. Unfortunately, it 
(Continued on page 4) 


The Churchman 

Report On Latest Executive Council Meeting: 

Budget, Proxy Matters Get Attention 

GCSP Screening Committee Named 

GREENWICH, Conn. (DPS) — A new Screening and Review Com- 
mittee for the General Convention Special Program was elected by the 
Executive Council of the Episcopal Church at its recent meeting. 

The Committee, which serves for a year, is charged with determining 
whether projects meet the criteria for the General Convention Special 
Program. Under revised guidelines adopted by General Convention in 
Houston, Tex., in October, 1970, the Committee has authority to approve 
grants for projects meeting no diocesan opposition. Disputed projects are 
referred to the Executive Council which must give approval by the ma- 
jority of the membership of the Council. 

In keeping with the purpose of the General Convention Special Program 
— to foster self-determination for the poor and powerless — a majority of 
the Committeee are persons representative of the poor. 

Elected from the Executive Council itself were Mrs. Seaton Bailey, 
Griffin, Ga.; the Rev. Canon Gordon Gillett, Sanbornville, N. H.; Philip 
Masquellette, Houston, Tex., and the Rev. George E. Smith, Cass Lake, 

Elected from the Union of Black Clergy and Laity were the Very 
Rev. Frederick Williams, Inkster, Mich., and the Rev. James Woodruff, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Representatives of the poor elected were Henry Allen, Ponca City, Okla.; 
Enriquo Arroyo, Cayey, Puerto Rico; E. Thaxton King, Youngstown, Ohio; 
Kwani McDonald, Durham, N. C; Ernest Mynatt, Cincinnati, Ohio; Thelma 
Pattilo, Yakima, Wash., and Byron Rushing, Boston, Mass. 

NEW YORK, N. Y. — The Epis- 
copal Church will operate nationally 
on a budget of $11.7 million in 1971 
in accordance with action of the Ex- 
ecutive Council which met recently in 
Greenwich, Conn., Diocesan Press Ser- 
vice reports. 

The new budget, which is $1 mil- 
lion below that authorized by the 63rd 
General Convention which met in Hou- 
ston in October, is based on an ex- 
pected income of $10.5 million pledged 
by the 112 dioceses and missionary 
dioceses; $199,404 from reserves and 
$1,006,029 from undesignated and de- 
signated legacies, according to DPS 
which operates here at Episcopal 
Church Centers. 

Adding the million dollars from leg- 
acies was considered necessary to keep 
the church from reducing its operation 
to an "absurdity" in the opinion of the 
Rt. Rev. Roger Blanchard, executive 
vice president. 

Another major issue met by the 
Council after long debate resulted in 
passing 22-13, resolutions authorizing 
the solicitation and voting of proxies 
regarding General Motors Corporation, 
Kennecott Copper Corporation and 
American Metal Climax, Inc. The 
Council also voted support of the 
stockholder resolutions of the Task 
Force on Southern Africa of the United 
Presbyterian Church relating to Por- 
tugese Africa submitted to Gulf Oil 

The General Motors action is in con- 
nection with a stockholders resolution 
submitted on behalf of the Executive 
Council asking that company to cease 
manufacturing and operations in South 
Africa because of the policy of apart- 

The action concerning Kennecott 
Copper and American Metal Climax, 
Inc., concerns alleged environmental 
damage of new mining ventures and the 
desire that the companies undertake to 
indemnify costs imposed on people be- 
cause of that damage. The ecological 
problem was raised first in Puerto Rico 
where the companies have planned 
mining operations and which have been 
objected to by the Bishop of Puerto 
Rico, the Rt. Rev. Francisco Reus- 
Froylan. Open hearings have been con- 
ducted in San Juan prior to the stock- 

holders action to determine the legitim- 
acy of the issue. 

The resolutions were preceded by 
an introductory statement (full copy 
enclosed) which outlined the Council's 
understanding of its responsibility in 
these matters. "If we, the Church, are 
indifferent to the responsibilities of 
ownership regarding our own secur- 
ities," the statement said, "we forfeit 
the right to expect the individual to be 
a responsible steward of his posses- 
sions." In passing the resolutions, the 
Council said that it is commending to 
the Church the use of stock proxies 
for further exploration. "We do not 
believe that this is the only way to 
move into these concerns. We are not 
sure that we will continue to use this 
vehicle in the future, but it does af- 
ford a promising approach which we 
wish to explore fully both alone and in 
concert with other Christian denomi- 

Even though the budget, which the 
Council went over line item-by-line 
item, took a major portion of the time, 
the interim governing body also heard 
from its General Convention Special 
Program staff that with the awarding 

of a '$250,000 grant to the Mid-west 
Regional Coalition there is only $211,- 
710.1 1 left for grants for the remainder 
of 1971, the DPS report continues. 

Philip Masquellette, a Houston at- 
torney and member of Council, re- 
ported that the Screening and Review 
Committee has received double the 
number of requests for grants since 
the Houston convention had spoken of 
expansion of this program which has 
allocated $4,423,817.27 since it was 
inaugurated in 1968. This was "no- 
strings-attached" money to help poor 
and powerless people in self-determi- 

Some of these grants have been con- 
troversial and one to the Black Aware- 
ness Coordinating Committee of Den- 
mark, South Carolina, continues to de- 
mand action by Council. The Rt. Rev. 
Gray Temple, Bishop of South Caro- 
lina and a member of Council, was 
supported in a motion to hold an open- 
hearing in Denmark to determine the 
appropriateness of the $10,000 grant 
made in October. Bishop Temple, who 
objected then to this grant, said that 
if the hearing, to be conducted by Ex- 
ecutive Coucil members appointed by 

April 1971 


the Presiding Bishop, results in a rec- 
ommendation of the BAOC, he would 
back and "fight for" the organization. 
The GCSP staff has evaluated the work 
of the BACC in 1970 and 1971 with 
on-site visits and each evaluation has 
determined, according to Leon Mod- 
este, director of GCSP, that BACC is 
doing what it said it was doing. 

Modeste told Council that since so 
many groups are asking for grants as a 
result of the Church's voting to ex- 
pand the program, not all can be 
funded. Some which are turned down 
are raising strong protests about those 
which are made, he said, as there is 
fragmentation in the black community 
just as there is in the white. 

In other action, the Council — > 
* Authorized the division of the $1 
million grant to the American Church 
Institute colleges, St. Augustine's (at 
Raleigh), St. Paul's and Vorhees, on a 
formula giving one-half in equal grants 
to the three colleges, and proportion- 
ing the other half on a basis of student 
population. This is given "without 
strings" as to its use by the colleges. 

'Love-In' Eases Tension At Charlotte 

CHARLOTTE — A program ini- 
tiated by high school EYC members at 
Christ Church in Charlotte proved its 
value recently when it resulted in trans- 
forming racial disruptions into a giant 

Since last October EYC counselor 
Bill Long, a young black adult, has 
counseled the EYC group. When he 
was asked to bring young blacks to the 
Sunday evening meetings, he countered 
by suggesting that members invite 
blacks attending their own school. 
Subsequent meetings developed har- 
monious exchange of feelings and ideas 
to the point that the entire groups par- 
ticipated in a December weekend re- 
treat at "In The Oaks" in Asheville. 

At 9 : 30 p.m. one night recently the 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg school superin- 
tendent and chairman of the school 
board made a television appeal for 
calm and assistance in coping with dis- 
ruptions which had occurred for sev- 
eral days at two high schools, including 
Myers Park High. 

EYC leaders immediately called an 
emergency meeting of Myers Park stu- 
dents at 10 a.m. the following morning 
at Christ Church. Assisted by Associ- 
ate Rector Grafton Cockrell and 
counselor Long, the meeting of about 
150 students participated in the EYC 
brand of idea and problem exchange, 
continuing for a second two-hour peri- 
od in the afternoon when about 300 
students — 50 percent black — took 

Also present were members of the 
staff of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Education Center, who relayed a re- 
quest for a student assembly. As a 
direct result, education officials called 
for schools to re-open the following 
morning with all home room classes 
discussing the problem under leader- 
ship of students who attended the 
Christ Church sessions in cooperation 
with other high school seniors. 

But when Myers Park High broke 
for lunch, the assembly — a spon- 

Pardue Coming 

Joy Williams, diocesan secre- 
tary of devotional life, has an- 
nounced a diocesan retreat at The 
Terraces in Southern Pines, Wed- 
nesday, March 30, beginning with 
registration from 5:00 to 6:00 
p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 
p.m. and ending after lunch at 
12:30 on Thursday, April 1. 

The retreat will be conducted 
by the Rt. Rev. Austin Purdue, 
retired bishop of Pittsburgh. 

The fee will be $20.00 which 
may be paid upon arrival and 
which includes meals, tips for the 
cooks, and linens. 

taneous "Love-in" — got under way in 
the school stadium. Black and white 
students sang, exchanged confidences, 
conferred in small and large groups. 
The next day the method spread to 
West Charlotte High. 

Declared the Rev. Harcourt E. 
Waller in his sermon, "A Public and a 
Private Faith" the following Sunday, 
"A large number of high school 
students of this congregation have, 
through their EYC framework, op- 
erated very redemptively in the face of 
a crucial public crisis. . . . Our young 
people had oil in their lamps when the 
midnight knock on the door came." 


(Continued from page |2) 
is not Prayer Book theology. The 
impression I get from the Prayer Book 
is that I have little dignity, little worth 
— that I am a miserable sinner who 
must acknowledge and bewail my sins. 

This over-emphasis on sin is a dis- 
tortion of classical Christian belief. 
And it runs through so much of the 
Prayer Book. You long to hear a solid 
statement about God's loving, forgiv- 
ing, healing power. 

It pleases me to find a growing 
number of church members who are 
no longer willing to allow this pessi- 
mistic idea about man to go unchal- 
lenged. I like the way a friend of mine 
puts it. He says, "Of course I'm not 
perfect. And when I do some- 
thing wrong, my family and my friends 
tell me about it. When I go to church, 
I want to hear some good news." That 
man is onto something important. We 
have in our Prayer Book a theological 
view of man that is incomplete. The 
Prayer book does a thorough job of 
telling about our sinfulness, but it says 
far too little about our worth and dig- 
nity as children of God. If we were 
made in the image of God, we cannot 
be that bad. 

And so the Prayer Book has needed 
to be revised for theological reasons. 
If the Prayer Book does not make a 
positive, affirmative statement about 
man, it is likely never to be made: 
that is the way our tradition works. 

And so quite a number of new ser- 
vices have been authorized for use by 
the last General Convention: we have 
the makings of a new Prayer Book. I 
would suggest that this statement of 
diocesan purpose will be very useful to 
us as we study and introduce these 
services. We have learned that it is not 
enough only to react to them emotion- 
ally. A better question would be: Do 
these services help move persons to- 
wards achieving the maximum possible 
freedom and dignity as creatures of 
God? If they do, the Standing Liturgi- 
cal Commission will have made a sig- 
nificant contribution to the life of the 
church. If the services do not do this, 
the Commission has some more work 
to do. 

I would like to point out to you 
several features of trial use that make 
me feel that the Commission's heart is 
in the right place, features that set 
forth the Biblical doctrine of man. For 
one thing, although many people do not 
realize it, the process by which these 


The Churchman 

89th Session Of Women: 

Calvary Church, T arbor o 
To Host April 27-28 Meet 

services are being introduced in itself 
reflects a particular doctrine of man. 
They call it trial use: and it means that 
our church is doing us the honor of 
giving us a strong voice in the revision 
of our liturgies. I see something won- 
derfully affirmative in the way that they 
trust us. 

We are all accustomed to having our 
advice asked, and then ignored. This 
made most of us less than enthusiastic 
about filling out the questionnaire 
about the 1967 liturgy. Now many of 
us have been amazed to learn that our 
suggestions were taken seriously. I am 
sure I am responsible for a comma in 
one of the new collects. On point after 
point, major points, the new services 
give us what we asked for. As one ex- 
ample, most of the services are being 
offered in two styles: one using the 
traditional language of the Prayer 
Book, the other using contemporary 
English. That is what people requested, 
to replace what they considered the 
compromise language of the 1967 trial 

We are going to use the contempor- 
ary language version tonight for the 
Convention Eucharist — many people 
consider this the stronger of the two 
services. I feel sure you will notice 
lhat the wording has been changed in 
the Nicene Creed and the Lord's Pray- 
er. Even this change reflects something 
that people have been asking for. It 
came in on the questionnaires: Why 
can't the denominations at least agree 
on the wording of the prayers and 
creeds we hold in common? Why 
should we still argue over whether to 
say, Forgive us our debts, or forgive us 
our trespasses, when we are really talk- 
ing about sins? This comment has been 
heard. The versions of the Creed and 
the Lord's Prayer that we will use to- 
night are the work of the International 
Consultation on English Texts. These 
texts have been agreed upon by Roman 
Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant 
churches. They represent one of the 
more remarkable achievements of the 
ecumenical movement. They are of- 
fered in response to the request of 
church people, for our evaluation. 

You see, the very process by which 
these services are being introduced re- 
flects a certain understanding of the 
nature of man: not the low opinion of 
man as miserable sinner, but a high 
opinion of man as a being who can 
make intelligent choices, even about his 
worship. But that, of course, is secon- 
dary to the theology implied in the 

TARBORO — Calvary Church at 
Tarboro is host for the eighty-ninth an- 
nual meeting of the women of the 
Diocese. Mrs. W. G. Clark III and 
Mrs. R. C. Harris (seated and stand- 
ing left in the Front Cover photo) are 
co-chairmen for the event. 

Registration will be held from |2 p.m. 
until 6:30 p.m. on April 27 and the 
opening session will begin with dinner 
that evening at 7. Activities the follow- 
ing day will begin with the celebration 
of Holy Communion at 8: 30 a.m. 

services themselves. As you come to 
the service tonight, I hope you will be 
watching for its theology: what is it 
really saying about the freedom and 
dignity of man? 

I attended a celebration of this 
liturgy last Sunday night, at a time 
when this statement of diocesan pur- 
pose was very much on my mind. Every 
so often, some words would hit home, 
and I became more and more aware 
of what a positive statement about hu- 
man nature was being made. At the end 
of the Confession, we ask that we may 
delight in God's will and walk in his 
ways. Later we are promised new 
and unending life in Christ. At the end 
of the service, we are sent out in peace, 
to love and serve the Lord. Sunday 
night, phrases like those built in me 
this marvelous sense of worth, dignity, 
purpose. The great moment for me 
came at the Peace: people I love, and 
people I hardly know, showed they 
cared about me as a person by the 
warmth with which they wished me 
the Peace of the Lord. 

Today, our diocese has, among other 
things, given us a standard for choos- 
ing our liturgies and for planning our 
services. At its best, our worship shows 
a person what he is: a creature of 
God, a person of freedom and dignity 
made in the image of God. Our belief 
about man should be made clear to 
every person who sets foot in the 
church. A stranger looking for meaning 
in life should see immediately his worth 
in the eyes of God and of his church. 
A person who has been pushed back 
repeatedly by a society which tells him 
he's no good should see clearly that 

Bishop Fraser will be the celebrant 
and the United Thank Offering will 
be presented during the service. The 
morning business session will begin at 
10. The meeting will adjourn follow- 
ing the afternoon session. 

Requests for information may be 
directed to Calvary Church, Tarboro. 
The Rev. Charles M. Riddle and Mrs. 
R. Carroll Barhart shown in the photo 
standing and seated right, are rector 
and president of the church women, 

here at least he is respected as a person 
made by God. 

A child should feel loved and ap- 
preciated by the church — that will 
teach him quite a bit about God. All 
too often, we make the child feel any- 
thing but appreciated. There was a 
time when we hardly let him in the 
church building. We thought we had 
made some progress when we began 
inviting the children to come to the 
altar with their parents, to be blessed. 
Only now are we beginning to learn 
that this practice did not always have 
the effect we intended. More than one 
child has gone back to his seat and 
said to his parents, "He gave you some- 
thing; why did he push me away?" As 
you know, it is now possible for chil- 
dren to be admitted to communion be- 
fore they are confirmed — and this 
says quite a bit about the worth we 
give our children. We want them to 
have the best, and so we give them the 
chance to grow up always welcome at 
the Lord's table — just as a child 
grows up always knowing the love of 
his own family as they eat together. 

The troubled, the oppressed, chil- 
dren — they all should discover what 
they are when they worship. And so 
should we all. Here again, I hope you 
will be thinking theologically at the 
service tonight, and whenever you are 
involved in worship. Does that service 
affirm your dignity and freedom and 
worth as a creature of God? If it does 
not, you have a right to complain. But 
when worship does make clear to you 
and to everyone else the worth and 
the beauty of man, we have reason to 

April 1971 


The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 
New Building — Work has begun 
on the chapel for St. Barnabas', 
Greensboro. This first building for the 
new mission is to cost $50,000, and 
hopes are that it will be completed by 
St. Barnabas' Day in June. The Rev. 

James Thomas Prevatt, Jr., is priest- 
in-charge of the mission. The new 
building is located on Jefferson Road. 
Other recent actions of the Mission 
Committee included endorsement of 
two of the resolutions passed by the 
Convention in January, those favoring 
abolishment of capital punishment, and 

a statewide referendum on liquor by 
the drink. 

Retarded Center. — St. Timothy's 
Church, Winston-Salem, has begun a 
special enrichment center for func- 
tionally retarded children in its parish 
house. The center is operated by Fami- 
ly Services, Inc., a private social ser- 
vice agency sponsored in part by the 
United Funds. The 15-member staff 
will include teaching personnel, social 
service workers, clerical aides and a 
professional staff of psychologists and 
sociologists who work with Family 
Services. The church made structural 
changes and rearranged its offices to 
accommodate the center. Initially there 
will be about 14 children at the center 
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. When the center 
is in full operation it can enroll 30 chil- 
dren and the hours will be from 7 a.m. 
to 9 p.m. The center is planned to work 
with the special programs for retarded 
in the local schools, and children from 
these classes can be brought into the 
center for care after classes. It will not 
be a day care program only, however, 
but rather a center for diagnosis, 
evaluation and treatment, serving par- 
ticularly the trainable and educable re- 
tarded. The Rev. John Campbell, rec- 
tor of St. Timothy's, said the parish has 
been attempting for some time to find 
a way in which its facilities could be 
used on weekdays. 

Congratulations — The Rev. Wil- 
liam Spong and his wife Sherry are 
proud parents of a son, Charles Duell, 
born February 18 in Durham. Mr. 
Spong is chaplain at Duke Hospital. 

Anniversary — Christ Church, 
Cleveland, looks forward to 1971 as 
its 150th anniversary year. It was ad- 
mitted into the Diocese of 'North Caro- 
lina on April 28, 1821. It will also this 
year enjoy its first year as a self- 
supporting parish. The Rev. Claude A . 
Collins is rector. 

Celebrates Birthday — Mrs. R. F. J. 
Johnson (Miss Sallie), a member of 
the parish of St. Mary's, High Point, 
and a resident of Penick Home, South- 
ern Pines, celebrated her 97th Birthday 
on February 3. In her honor a number 
of persons from St. Mary's and the 


The Continuing Education Division of the Program Task Force is inter- 
ested in knowing the kinds of conferences, workshops or other learning 
events members of the Diocesan Family would be motivated to attend. 

Please check in the list following both the subjects in which you are in- 
terested and the most desirable schedule options . . . then mail as indicated 

1) Workshop for lay persons with responsibility for leading discussions with 
teen-age and/ or adult groups. 

( ) yes ( ) no 

a) Sunday supper through Monday afternoon late. ( ) 

b) Friday supper through Saturday supper. ( ) 

c) Friday supper through Sunday lunch. ( ) 

d) A week day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ( ) 

2) Workshop for those responsible for training Sunday School teachers and 
leaders, including the use of consultants with teachers and selecting cur- 

( ) yes ( ) no 
(Write in same a, b, c, or d as above) 

3) A weekend for orienting Clergy and Parish leaders to the process of 
Parish planning and goal setting and decision making. 

( ) yes ( ) no 

a) Friday supper through Sunday supper. ( ) 

b) Thursday supper through Sunday lunch. ( ) 

4) Workshop for lay and Clergy Christian Education persons on the sub- 
ject of films and their uses, including previewing of suggested films. 

( ) yes ( ) no 

a) Sunday supper through Monday afternoon late. ( ) 

b) Friday supper through Saturday supper. ( ) 

c) Friday supper through Sunday lunch. ( ) 

d) A week day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ( ) 

5) List below other events in which you have an interest. If there are enough 
persons throughout the Diocese with similar interests, we will try to 
schedule such an event. 

6) How much advanced notice do you need? 
One month or less 
Two months 

Four months 
Six months 

Your name 

Please return to: The Rev. Alvin Reiners, Jr. 

Church of the Holy Comforter 

2701 Park Road 

Charlotte, North Carolina 28209 


The Churchman 

community were present for the cele- 
bration. She served for many years as a 
leader in the parish, particularly as di- 
rector of the pre-school and primary 
department for 40 years. 

Visits Oxford — The Rt. Rev. Clar- 
ence E. Hobgood, newly consecreated 

St Lukes EYC Host: 

Secretary, Diocesan Youth Comm. 

SALISBURY — Sunday, January 
the 31, St. Luke's Sr. EYC in Salis- 
bury invited their Southwest Convoca- 
tional representatives from the Di- 
ocesan Youth Commission to speak to 
them about youth's role on the Dio- 
scene. They are, chairman, Laurie 
Over, and representatives Kathy God- 
dard and Bill Stuckey. Also invited 
were the ninth-grade members of the 
Jr. EYC and guests from Kannapolis. 

Shown in the Front Cover photo by 
Bill Welch are (from left) Kathy God- 
dard, Laura Onland, John Shuford and 
Laurie Over. 

The convocational representatives 
began by telling about the Youth Com- 
mission, how the young churchmen are 
represented on it, its purpose, and the 
members responsibilities. Their main 
duty is planning and carrying out the 
Diocesan Youth Convention, which 
this year will be Greensboro, in April. 
They explained how many young peo- 
ple would attend representing each 
church, the theme and format of the 
convention, the purpose, of electing 
members to the Youth Commission, 
and how one would go about running 
for an office. 

Then they went into discussing an 
upcoming convocational rally. 

St. Luke's young people were inter- 
ested in hearing all about the new youth 
vote, in church business, given through 
resolutions passed at the Diocesan Con- 
vention, and about youth's voice by 
now having three young people elected 
to the Diocesan Council along with for- 
mer commissioner, Lee Doolittle, al- 
ready serving. 

Diocesan business was not all the 
EYC group got out of this meeting. 
Because Laurie, Kathy, and Bill, have 
talked to other EYC's, they had picked 

to serve as the Suffragan Bishop for 
the Armed Forces, had his first service 
of confirmation at St. Stephen's, Ox- 
ford, on February 7. He was ordained 
at St. Stephen's. A reception in his 
honor followed the service. 

Leaving Diocese — The Rev. Har- 


"Fast from criticism — feast on 

Fast from self-pity — feast on 

Fast from ill-temper — feast on 

Fast from resentment — feast on 

Fast from jealousy — feast on 


Fast from pride — feast on hu- 

Fast from selfishness — feast on 

Fast from fear — feast on faith" 

(Author Unknown) 

up a variety of ideas and projects. 
These they were able to share with the 
group when discussion developed into 
a rap session, exchanging many 
thoughts and borrowing new ideas. 

Because this meeting was so helpful 
and interesting, St. Luke's hopes that 
other EYC's will invite their convoca- 
tional representatives to come speak. 
The names and addresses of the con- 
vocational chairmen are: 

Central Convocaion — Miss Judith 
Sapp, 2417 Beechridge Road, Raleigh, 
N. C. 27608 

Northeast Convocation — Miss Deb- 
bie Strickland, 1916 Canal Drive, Wil- 
son, N. C. 27893 

Northwest Convocation — Mr. Dan- 
iel Holsenbeck, III, 607 Kemp Rd. 
West, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Southwest Convocation — Miss Lau- 
rie Over, 3723 Country Ridge Rd., 
Charlotte, N.C. 28211 

Sandhills Convocation — Miss Jodi 
Nicholson, 719 Primrose Lane, San- 
ford, N.C. 27330 

old W. Payne has resigned as priest 
assistant at St. Martin's, Charlotte. He 
came to St. Martin's from the Order of 
Holy Cross, where he had been a 
postulant. Quoting a letter from the 
rector, The Rev. Bartine Sherman, in 
St. Martin's "Herald"; "Having some 
questions about his vocation to the 
monastic life, he came to us to give 
himself more time to think about it. 
His decision has now been made, and 
he will return to West Park, N. Y., to 
begin his novitiate in the Order." 

Institution Service — The service ol 
Institution of the Rector was held at 
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, on 
March 29, Bishop Fraser was institu- 
tor, and the Rev. Dr. Bennett J. Sims, 
Dean of Continuing Education, Vir- 
ginia Theological Seminary, was 
preacher. The new rector is the Rev. 
Peter J. Lee. 

To Michigan — The Rev. Clay H. 
Turner, rector of Trinity, Statesville, 
was in Bloomfield, Michigan, in Feb- 
ruary to attend a conference at 
the Institute for Advanced Pastoral 

To Washington — The Rev. Keith 
J. Reeve, St. Mark's, Raleigh, attended 
the College of Preachers, National 
Cathedral, Washington, D. C, in Feb- 

Visitors — Among recent dis- 
tinguished visitors to the diocese were 
the Rt. Rev. Thomas H. Cashmore, 
retired suffragan Bishop of the Diocese 
St. Edmondsbury and Ipswich, and 
Bishop of Dunwich. Before becoming 
bishop he served as missionary priest 
in the West Indies and in India and 
travelled the world for the Society for 
the Propagation of the Gospel. 

Visitors — Other recent dis- 
tinguished visitors to the Diocese in- 
clude the Rt. Rev. Cedric E. Mills, 
D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of the 
Virgin Islands who visited in Greens- 
boro and Winston-Salem. Mrs. Cynthia 
Wedel, president of the National Coun- 
cil of Churches, visited churches in 
Charlotte. She is the widow of the 
Very Reverend Theodore Wedel who 
served our church as Warden of the 
College of Preachers and Chairman 
of the House of Deputies at several 
General Conventions. Mrs. Wedel has 
also held many leadership positions in 
our church in her own right. The Rev. 
Robert E. Terwilliger, Phd, Dd, Di- 

Role Of Youth In Diocese 
Subject Of Salisbury Event 

April 1971 


face and voice of Mrs. Ida Vick Simp- 
son, who retired at the end of Decem- 
ber. Mrs. Simpson has served for more 
than ten years as receptionist for the 
church headquarters, as sacristan for 
the chapel there, and has kept 
up the mailing list for the Church- 
man. Tribute was paid her on her last 
day by fellow staff members with a 
luncheon and gifts. 

Visitor — Interesting visitor at St. 
Paul's, Winston-Salem, recently was 
the Rev. William Flanders. Quoting 
from the parish bulletin, Mr. Flanders 
is "An Episcopal clergyman, a native 
of Connecticut, graduate of Yale Uni- 

versity and Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary. He has been a leader in experi- 
mental forms of worship and has di- 
rected an ecumenical summer folk art 
conference for students of the Mid- 
Atlantic Region. Mr. Flanders is now 
engaged in further developing his music 
for the life of the Church, bringing his 
songs in person to churches, schools, 
and college campuses across the coun- 
try. His service at St. John's, Lafayette, 
Square, Washington, D. C. is so well 
done in record form that we have 
asked Mr. Flanders to come to St. 
Pauls to lead one of our services." The 
Rev. Dudley Colhoun is rector of St. 

Queen City Churches Get Together: 

New Trial Use Liturgies 
Celebrated In Charlotte 

rector of Trinity Institute, New York 
City, was lecturer for the annual Penick 
Lectures on UNC-G Campus, Greens- 
boro, in February. The general subject 
of his lectures was "Conversion of Re- 

Community Service — At Church 
of the Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount 
in February there was celebrated a 
Service of the Holy Communion for all 
in the city who wished to attend. This 
service, a "first" in Rocky Mount, 
was compiled from the services 
of the Episcopal Church, the Metho- 
dist, United Presbyterian and United 
Church of Christ. The Rev. Charles A. 
Penick is rector of Good Shepherd. 

Lenten Lectures — The Episcopal 
Churches in Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
united during Lent to sponsor a weekly 
series of lectures in the Lenten School 
of Christian Studies. Purpose of the 
course was "to stimulate an examina- 
tion of beliefs in the face of 
moral dilemmas. Individual topics and 
speakers were: "The Moral Dilemmas 
I Face When I get out of Bed Tomor- 
row," by John C. Fletcher, professor 
of Church and Society, Virginia The- 
ological Seminary; "Will our Cities De- 
vour Us?", Richard Gordon, vice presi- 
dent, Monsanto Corporation St. Louis, 
Mo.; "Youth . . . Impossible Revolu- 
tion?" Charles A. Perry, Canon to 
the Ordinary, Diocese of Washington; 
"Black Frustration . . . Continuing 
Dilemma," /. Metz Rollins, Jr., Execu- 
tive Secretary, National Committee of 
Black Churchmen, New York City; 
Medical Decisions . . . Who Shall 
Live?, Harmon Smith, Professor of 
Christian Ethics, Duke University; and 
"What is the Future of the Episcopal 
Church?" John E. Hines, Presiding 

Whole Person — Another in- 
teresting Lenten series was one at St. 
Anne's, Winston-Salem, entitled "The 
Whole Person." Format for this was a 
"series of learning experiences for the 
purpose of exploring together the 
meaning of the whole person. To lead 
the experiences, we have secured peo- 
ple with expertise in the eight areas we 
wish to explore," according to the Rev. 
Downs Spitler, vicar. The eight areas 
were: Me; Marriage; Sex; Children; 
Personal Finance; Group Life; Friend- 
ships; the Community. 

Retired — Missing from Diocesan 
House, Raleigh, will be the familiar 

CHARLOTTE — More than 100 
members of the Episcopal churches of 
Charlotte met on two successive Sun- 
day nights recently to celebrate and 
discuss the two eucharistic liturgies 
which were authorized for trial use by 
the 1970 General Convention. 

The initiative for these sessions came 
from the Parish Liturgical Committee 
of Saint Martin's Church. They realized 
that, before making recommendations 
about the use of either service, they 
would need to become familiar with 
it. They also saw that the Parish Litur- 
gical Committees of many of the other 
local congregations would be engaged 
in the same process. And so laymen 
from Saint Martin's met with the Char- 
lotte clericus, to explore the possibility 
of these committees becoming ac- 
quainted with the services together. 

The clericus accepted the proposal 
eagerly, and took the responsibility of 
planning the sessions. Members of 
Saint Martin's sent out invitations and 
recruited lay leadership. The Rev. Al- 
win Reiners designed the discussion 
groups. Members of the Diocesan 
Liturgical Commission planned and 
celebrated the services. Members of 
the liturgical committees of nearly all 
of the local churches attended, together 
with a number of visitors. 

On each Sunday night, the Rev. 
Robert Ladehoff, on behalf of the 
Diocesan Liturgical Commission, intro- 
duced the service, by giving the back- 
ground for Prayer Book revision, and 
by analyzing the services themselves. 

Special attention was called to the way 
in which both services reflect the com- 
ments made on the questionnaire about 
the 1967 Liturgy of the Lord's Supper. 

After this presentation, the service 
was celebrated — joyfully, with ap- 
propriate music. On January 24, the 
"First Service" was celebrated — the 
one which uses the language of the 
Prayer Book. The following Sunday, 
the "Second Service" was used — the 
one in more contemporary English. 

At the conclusion of the celebration, 
those attending met in small groups, to 
respond to the service, and to reflect 
theologically on it. The reaction to both 
services was highly favorable. Special 
enthusiasm was expressed for the Sec- 
ond Service: for its sense of joy, and 
for its clear statement of the worth and 
dignity of man. 

Each Parish Liturgical Committee 
will discuss the use of these services in 
their own congregation. Those attend- 
ing found great value in learning to- 
gether, worshiping together, and shar- 
ing their questions and reactions and 
enthusiasm with members of other 
parishes. There are tentative plans for 
other joint meetings of these commit- 
tees after Easter, to celebrate and dis- 
cuss other of the proposed new rites. 

Members of the Diocesan Liturgical 
Commission would welcome the op- 
portunity to conduct similar sessions in 
other communities, and to assist in any 
way possible in the introduction, in- 
terpretation, and use of these services. 


The Churchman 

Raleigh Youth Event: 

Arts Festival Attracts Hundreds 

. . . Was Part of Sunday Worship 

From Blue Grass to Bach 

Churchman Editorial Board 

RALEIGH — Activities of the Cre- 
ative Arts Festival held at Christ 
Church here recently began Friday af- 
ternoon as young people who were 
black, white, long and short-haired, 
tall, short, skinny and fat came walking 
through the lobby doors. Participants 
were estimated at over 500 on Friday 
and over 800 on Saturday. Many came 
from as far as New Bern and High 
Point for the event. 

Workshops were located in class- 
rooms throughout the building. Work- 
shop subjects included drama, art, 
music, creative writing, photography 
and modern dancing. Different as- 
pects of self-expression were discov- 
ered during the course of these work- 
shops. Some of the activities taking 
place included mask-making, poetry- 
writing, modern dancing, dramatic 
reading, painting and singing. Televi- 
sion techniques were taught while par- 
ticipants filmed various parts of the 

In addition to workshops, other ac- 
tivities were alive during the weekend. 
Downstairs the lower parish house was 
converted into a coffee house where 
coffee, cokes, doughnuts and sand- 
wiches were available. Tables were set 
up around a microphone where indi- 
vidual and group entertainers per- 
formed. To the rear of the coffee house 
was a room designated as a "rap" (con- 
versation) room where black lights and 

. . . Photos by Martin Rogers 

. . . Church CAN Be Fun 

. . . Was Heavily Attended 

A Feature of Drama Workshop 

April 1971 

Retired Last May: 

The Late Thomas Thrasher 
Subject Of Warm Tributes 

glowing posters provided a somewhat 
quiter atmosphere for those who 
wished to just talk. On the ground 
floor in the auditorium combos were 
doing their thing and those wishing to 
dance, did. Upstairs movies were 
shown at intervals. 

The exciting thing about the week- 
end is that with such a variety of ac- 
tivities going on all the time, there was 
still a large number of people partici- 
pating in each one. Despite a plumbing 
mishap, which temporarily impaired 
the coffee house on Saturday night, 
everything went well. 

Sunday's activities began at noon 
with a celebration of the New Liturgy, 
utilizing the creative expression 
achieved throughout the weekend. The 
service took place where the coffee 
house had been before. Special offer- 
ings to God were made by partici- 
pants, such as the altar hanging made 
by the art workshops, poems written 
by creative writing participants, dra- 
matic recitation by drama workshop 
participants. The elements of bread and 
wine were offered with dancing by 
modern dance participants, and a video 
tape of the service was made as the 
offering of the photography workshop 

The final activity of the weekend 
was a concert by the Ligon Jubilee 
Singers entitled "A History of Black 
Music." The audience showed their en- 
joyment by clapping, singing and danc- 
ing along during many parts of the pro- 

For many EYC members, advisors 
and other interested individuals, the 
weekend began under the direction of 
the Rev. Edward C. Lecarpentier and 
a committee of adults weeks in ad- 
vance. Letters were written, folded, ad- 
dressed and mailed to various schools 
and churches in the Raleigh area. Post- 
ers, pamphlets and bumper stickers 
were designed and radio and television 
announcements were written and sub- 
mitted. Decoration of the building took 
place earlier in the week of the Fes- 

For most, Saturday night activities 
ended at midnight, but for the many 
who stayed to clean up, it went on into 
the hours of 2 and 3 a.m. There was 
much to be done in the way of scrub- 
bing, sweeping, mopping and picking 
up trash in preparation for the Sunday 
activities. When it was all over even 
the most worn out workers were a little 
sad, and every time it is mentioned 
someone who was there says, "When 
are you going to do it again?" 

...10 Years at Chapel Hill 

Thomas R. Thrasher who died here re- 
cently after a long illness has received 
a number of tributes in recognition of 
his long service to the life of the Epis- 
copal Church. 

Mr. Thrasher served as rector of 
the Chapel of the Cross for 10 years 
prior to his retirement. The vestry paid 
tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Thrasher last 
May upon his retirement for health 
reasons with the following letter from 
Mrs. Eleanor Godfrey: 

"On behalf of the Vestry of the 
Chapel of the Cross and indeed of the 
entire parish I want to express to you 
both our deep appreciation for all that 
you have done for us. Each of us in- 
dividually has his own special reasons 
to give thanks for your ministry — too 
numerous to list — but corporately we 
are all grateful for your leadership in 
the parish and in the community, for 
meaningful services and thought-pro- 
voking sermons, for loving pastoral re- 
lationships. Mrs. Thrasher's charm and 
warm hospitality have enriched the life 
of our parish family. In these difficult 
and troubled times you have both car- 
ried out your responsibilities with pati- 
ence and humor and deep understand- 
ing. Your courage in the face of ill 
health has been an inspiration to us all. 

It is with deepest regret and sadness 
that we reluctantly accept your decision 
to terminate your services as Rector of 
the parish for reasons of health. We 
pray that you will stay in our midst and 
that you will accept along with our 
gratitude our constant love and affec- 
tion," Mrs. Godfrey's letter concluded. 

In January of this year, four days 
after Mr. Thrasher's death, the vestry 
approved the following resolution: 

"The Vestry of the Chapel of the 
Cross hereby affirms its thankfulness 
for the life and ministry of the Rev- 
erend Thomas Robinson Thrasher, es- 
pecially his devoted service to this par- 
ish, and its sorrow at his death. We de- 
sire that this resolution be recorded in 
the Vestry minutes and that a copy be 
extended to Mrs. Thrasher with our 
deepest sympathy," the Vestry's reso- 
lution concluded. 

The Chapel Hill Weekly paid special 
tribute to Mr. Thrasher in an article 
by John M. Schnorrenberg which, in 
part, said: 

"It is only a few days ago that his 
parishioners, friends, and fellow clergy 
said goodbye to Tom Thrasher in the 
joyful splendor of the requiem euchar- 
ist for him, held in the Chapel of the 
Cross where he had been rector from 
1960 until last May, when his final 
sickness compelled him to retire. . . . 

"Even sick and dying, Tom did not 
talk about the things he had not been 
able to do. He had hoped to finish 
writing a book he had been working on. 
He had wanted his parish to examine 
its purpose and mission, and chart a 
new course for the next decade. These 
and other plans for the future he firmly 
and resolutely laid aside in order to 
live each day exactly as it came and 
without complaint," the article con- 

"Perhaps, when one comes to think 
of it, that is how he had lived his min- 
istry. He began it in the adversity of the 
Depression, and he ended it in the ad- 
versity of nationally declining church 
membership and much dissatisfaction 
with the program of the Episcopal 
church. He dealt with the problems as 
they arose. How? 

"He preached. He was a good 
preacher, mostly because he talked 


The Churchman 

about what was on people's minds. He 
talked about love (and therefore about 
justice) , even for blacks and even when 
that was not so easy or at least so 
fashionable as it has lately become. He 
talked about finding time to do the 
things one really must. It was important 
that, in a university community, he 
himself so clearly had found time to 
continued to read and to think and to 

write, plainly and well. He talked about 
sickness and other adversity because 
there is a lot of that to see in Chapel 
Hill. Lately he had had to talk about 
hatred and division and war. He talked 
about death. . . . 

"He was, as the phrase goes, a "man 
of God" and so he made it his job to 
show us how we are all children of the 
one God, squabble together here in 

this house, the earth he has given us, 
howsoever we will. 

"In his time, Thomas Thrasher 
helped to keep God's peace both 
among men and in each of them sever- 
ally. He could because he had it him- 
self. Like Simeon, whose song we sang, 
going out from Tom's funeral, Tom 
and we could depart in peace because 
we had seen God's salvation. Laus 

Annual Reviews Church Problems 

NEW YORK — "Tension and strife 
threatened to tear the Episcopal 
Church apart in 1970," says E. Allen 
Kelley, editor of The 1971 Episcopal 
Church Annual, which was published 
recently. "But the triennial General 
I Convention (in Houston during Octo- 
\ ber) showed unexpected give and ac- 
commodation of conflicting viewpoints 
[I — the notable failure being an inabil- 
ity to agree on a statement on Viet- 
nam. Even Women's Lib scored some 
[ success." 

The Episcopal Church Annual, 
standard source for information about 
; the Episcopal Church, has appeared 
regularly under various titles since 
1830. In addition to historical and sta- 
; tistical surveys, the Annual includes a 
; complete directory of Episcopal cler- 
gy, parishes, and Church organizations. 

In his current editorial, Kelley re- 
views the events and decisions of the 
General Convention held last October 
in Houston, Texas, which will affect 
! the character of the Episcopal Church 
for the next three years. The Conven- 
tion opened in an atmosphere of ten- 
sion and distrust, in which many local 
parishes and individual Churchmen felt 
alienated from the national Church 
leadership. As the Convention pro- 
• ceeded, however, a spirit of reconcilia- 
' tion became evident and, as Kelley re- 
) ports, "not everyone was pleased with 
I specific decisions and actions, but there 
- I seemed to be enougn give, enough ac- 
I commodation of conflicting viewpoints 
i ! to stabilize opinion and assist in lessen- 
i- i ing polarization within the Church." 
e I At the close, the Presiding Bishop, 
I- John E. Hines, called it "a great Con- 
:h vention," saying "There was unification 
m and solidification, and for that, I thank 
al God." 

as The optimistic mood that was gen- 
erated at the Convention was nowhere 
jd more evident than in the approval of a 
ed substantially increased budget for the 

next three years, totalling 23 million 
dollars annually. Although current re- 
ceipts of the national Church are half 
that amount, the deputies at the Con- 
vention evidently believed it would now 
be possible to do more effective fund 
raising. As Kelley writes, however, "the 
recent painful experiencee of people in- 
volved in the mission field must make 
us cautious about promises and pro- 
grams without realistic financial back- 
ing. Unless the current strains in the 
American economy are eased consider- 
ably, it seems very doubtful that the 
projected level of asking can be 
reached. (Later developments, of 
course, have showed that the asking 
was not going to be reached and sharp 
reductions of the Executive Council 
budget have been made. — Editor) In 
addition an air of increasing parochial- 
ism may tend to restrict the amount of 
money which will be sent from the 
parishes, though this may not be en- 
tirely a bad thing if it reflects a desire 
for more personal involvement in mis- 
sion and evangelism as opposed to an 
earlier day's giving- without-cost." 

Comprehensive statistics reported in 
the Annual show that Church member- 
ship, represented by the number of 
baptized persons, has declined for the 
second consecutive year, this time by 
1.7 per cent. The number of parishes 
and missions has also declined, to the 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. Thom- 
as A. Fraser, chairman of the Trustee 
Board of Saint Augustine's College, has 
announced the appointment of new 
members to the board as follows: Dr. 
Reginald L. Amory, dean, School of 
Engineering, N. C. A & T State Uni- 
versity, Greensboro; Dr. Mervyn G. 

lowest count since the early 1900's, 
although the number of ordained clergy 
has continued to increase. These facts 
indicate that more clergy are serving 
in specialized, non-parochial ministries; 
they also underline a difficult employ- 
ment situation paralleling that in other 
professions, notably college teaching, 
where the supply of men with advanced 
training has begun to exceed the de- 
mand for them. 

According to Kelley, "the statistic 
which shows probably the most serious 
decline in recent years is that of Sun- 
day and Released Time pupils. From 
a peak in 1964 (916,656) there has 
been a decline of 204,865 pupils, or 
some 22 per cent. ... To some people 
this decline is inevitable and probably 
a good thing, based on results of the 
past; they see the days of the Sunday 
School as coming to an end, though 
there is no alternative yet devised or 
proposed by which the Church might 
transmit the Faith to new generations." 

Other features of the Annual in- 
clude brief biographies and photo- 
graphs of recently consecrated bish- 
ops, and a short historical survey for 
the year, listing major events in the 
Church in chronological order. 

The Production Editor of the 1971 
Episcopal Church Annual is John Kar- 
pik; the Assistant Editor is Philip 

Gaskin, manufacturer, Detroit, Michi- 
gan; Mrs. Richard Hunter, housewife, 
Winston-Salem; William Joslin, attor- 
ney at law, Raleigh; Bert N. Mitchell, 
certified public accountant, New York 
City; Harry E. Richter, general man- 
ager IBM Corporation Systems Manu- 
facturing Division, Research Triangle 

Bishop Fraser Reports On 
New Appointees For St. Aug. 

April 1971 


Park, North Carolina; Abram Samuels, 
president, Automatic Devices Com- 
pany, Allentown, Pennsylvania; C. C. 
Spaulding Jr., vice president and gen- 
eral counsel, North Carolina Mutual 
Life Insurance Company, Durham. 

The incumbents are Henry E. Bes- 
sire, vice president for development, 
Princeton University, Princeton, New 
Jersey; The Rt. Rev. John M. Burgess, 
bishop, Diocese of Massachusetts, Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts, The Rev. Phil- 
lip C. Cato, chaplain, Episcopal Col- 
lege Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Charles 
H. Debnam, chief, after care place- 
ment, Delaware Department of Men- 
tal Health, Wilmington, Delaware; 
Mrs. A Felix du pont, Jr., housewife, 
Wilmington, Delaware; The Rt. Rev. 
Hunley A. Elebash, bishop coadjutor, 
Diocese of East Carolina, Kinston; The 
Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, bishop, 
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 
Raleigh; Dr. Joseph G. Gordon, phy- 
sician, Winston-Salem; Dr. Gideon Ha- 
dary, president, Columbian Enter- 
prises, Inc., Washington, D. C, Rome, 

Italy; The Rt. Rev. M. George Henry, 
bishop, Diocese of Western North 
Carolina, Black Mountain; Dr. Wil- 
liam J. Holloway, vice provost, Mi- 
nority Affairs, Columbus, Ohio; Dr. 
Lawrence Howard, dean, Graduate 
School of Public and International Af- 
fairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania; Robert P. Mc- 
Cuen, director of public relations, Du 
Pont Corporation, Wilmington, Dela- 
ware; Dr. Howard H. McNeil, physi- 
cian, Pontiac, Michigan; Henry Meigs, 
vice president, Andorra Hames, Incor- 
porated, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 
A. Melvin Miller, executive vice presi- 
dent, U. S. Shelter Corporation, Wash- 
ington, D. C; The Rt. Rev. W. Moul- 
trie Moore, suffragan bishop, Diocese 
of North Carolina, Raleigh; John H. 
Murphy III, president, publisher, 
Afro - American Newspapers, Balti- 
more, Maryland; Dr. Samuel M. Na- 
brit, executive director, The Southern 
Fellowships Fund, Atlanta, Ga.; 
James W. Reid, vice president, Branch 
Bank and Trust Company, Raleigh; 

J. J. Sansom, Jr., senior vice presi- 
dent, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, 
Raleigh; Dr. Leo Schubert, chairman, 
Division of Natural Sciences and 
Mathematics, American University, 
Washington, D. C; H. Rodney Sharp, 
III, senior consultant, Du Pont Cor- 
poration, Wilmington, Delaware; The 
Hon. Juanita K. Stout, judge, William 
Penn House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvan- 
ia; Hillery C. Thorne, director, Central 
Zoning Unit, Board of Education of 
New York City, Brooklyn, New York; 
William J. Walker, Jr., vice president, 
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance 
Company, Durham; Dr. Richard L. 
Watson, Jr., chairman, Department of 
History, Duke University, Durham; Dr. 
Frank B. Weaver, assistant superinten- 
dent, Durham City Schools, Raleigh; 
The Rev. Dr. Moran Weston, rector, 
Saint Philip's Episcopal Church, New 
York City; The Rt. Rev. Thomas H. 
Wright, bishop, Diocese of East Caro- 
lina, Wilmington; and student trustee, 
Freddie Vaughns, Saint Augustine's 
College, Raleigh. 

Ecumenically Speaking: 

Roundup of Church News 

NEW YORK (DPS)— Grants total- 
ing more than $.6 million were 
awarded by the Ford Foundation to 1 1 
church related colleges and universities, 
seven of them predominantly black 
schools. Among the black schools was 
St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, 
N. C, which is affiliated with the Epis- 
copal Church. St. Augustine's received 
$117,500 to improve its financial op- 

Dr. Ralph W. Sockman, "dean of the 
American Protestant pulpit," died re- 
cently at his home in New York City. 
The minister emeritus of Christ 
Church, United Methodist, was 80 
years old. Dr. Sockman was one of the 
last of a group of New York Protes- 
tant ministers who swayed world opin- 
ion with their radio sermons earlier in 
the 20th Century. 

Anglican Archbishop Oliver Green- 
Wilkinson of Central Africa has died 
as a result of injuries received in a 
highway accident while returning from 
a long tour of Zambia's eastern prov- 
ince. Archbishop Green- Wilkinson was 

elected in 1962 to head the Province 
of Central Africa. For the past few 
months he had also served as Bishop 
of Zambia, which separated itself from 
the present Rhodesia because of the 
political situation. 

Arthur S. Flemming has been named 
chairman of the 28-member National 
Advisory Committee of "distinguished 
older Americans" for the 1971 White 
House Conference on Aging which was 
called by the President to meet in 
Washington in November, 1971. 

Betty Friedan, founder of the Na- 
tional Organization of Women, has pre- 
dicted a new theological question for 
the 1970's. Speaking at a "women's 
liberation" rally in New York, she said: 
"The great debate of the '60's was, 
'Is God dead?' I think that the great 
debate of the '70's will be, 'Is God 

Israeli archeologists have uncovered 
remains of the "broad wall" mentioned 
in the Old Testament Book of Nehe- 
miah (3:8 and 12:38). The biblical 

reference occurs in connection with a 
description of the restoration of Jeru- 
salem fortifications after the return of 
the Jews from Babylonian exile. Pro- 
fessor Nahman Avigad of the Hebrew 
University said that an 80-foot stretch 
of wall approximately 23 feet thick had 
been found on bedrock 300 yards west 
of the Temple Mount. 

The Rev. Clive O. Abdulah, 43, of 
Jamaica is the new Anglican Bishop of 
Trinidad. He succeeds Bishop William 
Hughes who has retired. The U. S. and 
Canadian-trained priest is the first na- 
tive of Trinidad to be named an Angli- 
can bishop. 

Fernando Chavez, son of farm labor 
leader Cesar Chavez, was indicted in 
Fresno, Calif., by a federal grand jury 
for refusing Selective Service induction. 
Young Chavez said he was refusing in- 
duction on the ground that he was op- 
posed to violence in any form. 

More than 20 years after the Com- 
munist take-over, the majority of Hun- 
garians still prefer religious ceremon- 


The Churchman 

ies on the occasion of baptisms, mar- 
riages and burials. The Communist 
party has waged a steady campaign to 
substitute secular ceremonies for the 
religious rites that normally mark the 
major events in a person's life. 

Writing in the Vatican City daily, 
L'Osservatore Romano, Father Gino 
Concetti said that all attempts to con- 
secrate homosexual "weddings" are 
"simply moral aberrations that cannot 
be approved by human conscience, 
much less Christian conscience." 

Trustees of Emory University, a 
United Methodist school, have banned 
demonstrations or other activities in- 
tended to disrupt "normal" academic 
pursuits on the ground that the uni- 
versity is an educational institution 
rather than a "vehicle for political or 
social action." 

The National Association of Catho- 
lic Chaplains (NACC) has condemned 
abortion as an "unspeakable crime." 
At the same time, it has pledged itself 
to help persons avail themselves of 
"alternative solutions" to the problem 
of the unwanted child "in a manner 
consistent with the Christian percep- 
tion of man's dignity." 

Large - scale increases in Roman 
Catholic Church membership in Africa 
and Asia have been reported by the 
Vatican. During the period 1949-1967, 
according to Vatican Radio, member- 
ship in Africa rose by approximately 
280 per cent — from 11 million to 
about 30 million. 

New York state's hospitals are so 
busy performing abortions for residents 
it is almost impossible for women in 
neighboring Vermont to get an ap- 
pointment, according to Dr. Irving 
Meeker, a professor of medicine at the 
University of Vermont College of 

Anglican Bishop Ian Shevill, 53, of 
North Queensland, Australia, has been 
named the new executive secretary of 
the United Society for the Propaga- 
tion of the Gospel, one of the world's 
oldest missionary organizations. Bishop 
Shevill succeeds Bishop Eric J. Trapp, 
who has become Bishop of Bermuda. 

The American Jewish Congress has 
released data — obtained from the 
New York Police Department — re- 
vealing 633 incidents of burglary, 356 

of vandalism and 50 of Arson against 
religious institutions in the city during 
1969. The report revealed three times 
as many burglaries of churches as of 
synagogues — but nearly twice as many 
acts of vandalism against synagogues 
as against churches. 

For the first time since the Protestant 
Reformation, a Roman Catholic Mass 
was celebrated in Coventry Cathedral. 
The service, conducted by the Roman 
Catholic rural dean of Coventry, Canon 
Arthur P. Diamond, in the Cathedral's 
Chapel of Unity, was attended by An- 
glican Bishop Cuthbert Bardsley of 
Coventry and several Anglican and 
Free Church clergymen. 

Tens of thousands of Israeli Jews 
flocked to the Wailing Wall in the Old 
City of Jerusalem to mark the 1,900th 
anniversary of the destruction of the 
Temple, the most revered shrine of the 
Jewish people. The Western (or Wail- 
ing) Wall was the only part of the so- 
called Second Temple left standing af- 
ter the structure was razed by the Ro- 

Dr. Lemmon Publishes 
Third History Of W. C. 

RALEIGH — Dr. Sarah M. Lem- 
mon, chairman of the History and 
Political Science Department at Mere- 
dith College, has recently had her 
third book on North Carolina history 
published by the UNC Press. The book 
is titled "Parson Pettigrew of the 'Old 
Church': 1744-1807." 

One of the James Sprunt Studies in 
History, the book is a biography of 
Parson Charles Pettigrew, the first man 
elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese 
of North Carolina. He was also the first 
man to grow rice in North Carolina at 
Lake Phelps, the present location of 
Pettigrew State Park. 

Dr. Lemmon joined the Meredith 
faculty in 1947 and became chairman 
of the history and political science de- 
partment in 1963. She received her 
B. S. degree from Madison College, 
her M. A. degree from Columbia Uni- 
versity and her doctorate from UNC- 
Chapel Hill. 

She is an Episcopalian and a mem- 
ber of Raleigh's Church of the Good 
Shepherd where she was the first 
woman elected to the vestry and as a 
lay reader. Recently Dr. Lemmon fin- 
ished a term as president of the 
Historical Society of North Carolina. 

man general, Titus, in the course of 
crushing the Jewish revolt in 70 A.D. 

An estimated 700 English churches 
may be declared surplus in the next 
10 years and offered for sale, according 
to a report by the Church Commis- 
sioners. More than 30 old English par- 
ish churches have already been de- 
clared redundant. 

Dr. Eric Hutchings, a British evan- 
gelish, has attributed his country's in- 
creasing suicide rate to witchcraft and 
other occult practices. Dr. Hutchings 
claimed to have converted only one 
witch to Christianity, though he said 
many "demon possessed" people came 
to his crusades. 

Sir Herbert Andrew, a 70-year-old 
knight who retired recently from a gov- 
ernment post, will become a curate 
for an Anglican parish in the moors of 
Yorkshire county in northern England. 
A Church of England spokesman said 
Sir Herbert will be treated as a "special 
case" and will not be required to un- 
dergo the two to three-year course of 
theological training which ordinands 
normally take. 

Bloy House Theological School, an 
Episcopal institution in Pasadena, 
Calif., for men making a delayed de- 
cision to enter the clergy, will relocate 
here and become affiliated with the 
School of Theology at Claremont Col- 
lege. The move is seen as a part of the 
trent toward "theological clusters." 
The present Claremont seminary has 
cooperative arrangements with the 
Claremont Graduate School and Ro- 
man Catholic, Jewish and other Protes- 
tant schools in the area. Bloy House, 
formed in 1958 as an extension of the 
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 
Berkeley, holds class only on week- 
ends so students can continue their 
occupations while studying. 

United Methodists in India have re- 
versed their decision to enter the pro- 
jected Church of North India, which is 
expected to merge most of the Protes- 
tant denominations in the area. Dele- 
gates to a special conference in Delhi 
voted 106 to 48 against merger. The 
reasons for the negative vote were not 
entirely clear in the official report 
issued after the meeting closed, but it 
was generally felt that the Methodists 
were pressured by women workers who 
were concerned about their status in the 

April 1971 


new church and by the four bishops 
who would have to take a substantial 
salary cut in the new church. 

The silent majority in the Church 
today was described as "comfortable" 
and "lazy" at the annual meeting of the 
Supreme Council of the Knights of Co- 
lumbus at Houston, Tex. Auxiliary 
Bishop Patrick F. Flores of San An- 
tonio declared that true Christians 
should be "actively and wholeheatedly 
dedicated to the theology of love and 

said that "most of the work of the 
national headquarters and of the Ex- 
ecutive Council can be better and 
more effectively done on a provincial 

Reduction of the regional provinces 
of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. 
from nine to six and heading each by 
an archbishop has been proposed by 
the Rhode Island Churchman as a 
means of decentralizing the denomina- 
tion's activities. The Churchman called 
for the sale of the national headquar- 
ters at 815 Second Ave., in New York 
City and greater autonomy for the 
provinces. The Churchman editorial 

The Church of England has an- 
nounced a massive $45 million build- 
ing program for the new towns emerg- 
ing throughout England as the popu- 
lation increases. Some 240 new 
churches, 155 buildings for use either 
as churches or halls, 265 church halls 
and 200 houses for clergy will be pro- 
vided under the proposed building 

Dr. Fredrick Brown Harris, chaplain 
of the U. S. Senate for 24 years, died 
at the age of 87. He retired from the 
Senate last year after serving as chap- 
lain longer than any man in history. 
Dr. Harris was assigned to Foundry 
(United) Methodist Church, Washing- 
ton, in 1924 and he remained there 
until his retirement from the pastorate 
in 1955. 

London Lecture 

Rev. Richard N. Ottaway, execu- 
tive director of Human Enter- 
prises Institute at Wake Forest 
University, accepted an invitation 
from the Richmond Fellowship 
College in London to lecture there 
during March. The Fellowship 
College in London is engaged in 
a training program that is roughly 
equivalent to pastoral clinical 
training in this country. Mr. Otta- 
way's lectures to this group will 
be on, "New Models for the Min- 

The Rev. John Wickens is di- 
rector of education of the Rich- 
mond Fellowship College. He re- 
ceived his training in pastoral care 
at the North Carolina Baptist 
School of Pastoral Care in Win- 
ston - Salem as a Fullbright 
Scholar during 1964-1966. 

Mr. Ottaway will lecture at 
Coventry Cathedral under the au- 
spices of Birmingham University 
to a group of clergy treating the 
same subject, and to clergy in 
New Castle in a program under 
the direction of the Richmond 
Fellowship College. 

Additional lectures will be 
given at the Institute of Christian 
Studies at AH Saint's Church, 
London. This Institute is specifi- 
cally dedicated to the inquiry be- 

tween the relationship of tech- 
nology and religion. To an audi- 
ence primarily made up of busi- 
nessmen and scientists Mr. Otta- 
way will lecture on "Technology 
and Human Responsibility." 

Also, lectures will be given to 
the Diocesan clergy in the Diocese 
of Horsham and of Canterbury 
on, "A New Ministry to Corpor- 
ate Structures of a Power Ori- 
ented Society." 

While in London the Rev. 
Louis Chevallier, ecclesiastical as- 
sistant at the International Secre- 
tariat of Catholic Engineers Agro- 
nomists and Economists in Paris, 
will meet with Mr. Ottaway. They 
will further plan the international 
symposium in Mexico for 1972 
on, "Technical Progress and 
Man's Liberation." 

Ottaway will spend one day 
with the executives of Shell Oil 
in Manchester, discussing with 
them philosophical and theologi- 
cal implications of the technical 
processes they are involved in. 

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NEW YORK (DPS) — The Rt. 
Rev. Edmond Lee Browning, bishop 
of the Episcopal Missionary Diocese 
of Okinawa, has been appointed bis- 
hop in charge of the Convocation of 
American Churches in Europe, ac- 
cording to an announcement by the Rt. 
Rev. John E. Hines, presiding bishop. 

Bishop Browning is expected to take 
over his new duties in June, 1971. His 
immediate predecessor was the Rt. 
Rev. J. Brooke Mosley who resigned 
last March to become President of 
Union Theological Seminary in New 
York City. 

Bishop Browning had previously 
submitted his resignation as Bishop of 
Okinawa, to be effective January 1, 
1972, in order to prepare the way for 
the Missionary Diocese of Okinawa to 
become part of the Nippon Seikokai 
(the Holy Catholic Church in Japan). 
The General Convention of the Epis- 
copal Church meeting in Hous- 
ton, Tex., in October approved the 
transfer of Okinawa to the Japanese 
Church in 1972. 

The Convocation of American 
Churches in Europe, under the Juris- 
diction of the Presiding Bishop, con- 
sists of seven parishes in France, 
Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The 
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Bishop Browning will be the Ameri- 
can Convocation's first full-time bis- 
hop who will be resident in Europe. 
The appointment is the result of a 
proposal to establish a joint Church of 
England-Episcopalian headquarters on 
the Continent which was agreed to at a 
conference held in April, 1970, at 
Canterbury. The conference requested 
the Presiding Bishop to appoint a full- 
time Bishop as his deputy in Europe. 

The conference was attended by 
more than 200 clerical and lay dele- 
gates, representing the Anglican Dio- 
cese of Gibraltar, the Church of 
England jurisdiction of North and Cen- 
tral Europe and the Convocation 
of American Episcopal Churches in 

The conference's resolution estab- 
lishing a joint headquarters indicated 
that this is "a first step towards the 
creation of the new integrated ec- 
clesiastical structure for the Anglican 
Communion in Continental Europe, 
whether as one Diocese or as a quasi- 

Bishop Browning was consecrated 
Bishop of Okinawa on January 5, 
1968, by Presiding Bishop John E. 


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RALEIGH — Saint Augustine's Col- 
lege has received a non-restricted grant 
of $200,000 from the Booth Ferris 
Foundation, a New York based charit- 
able organization, according to the 
president, Dr. Prezell R. Robinson. 

President Robinson said that the 
funds will be used for general operat- 
ing and student scholarships. This 
makes a total of approximately $700,- 
000 the college has received from this 
foundation during the last five years. 

Among other recent contributions to 
the college, he cited a grant of $5,000 
from an anonymous donor, and a grant 
of $20,000 from the Chichester Du- 
Pont Foundation. The $20,000 grant is 
to be used for the development fund. 

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sought in such situations, will want to 
be aware of the statewide resource for 
this type of supplementary skilled 
counseling service, available through 
The Children's Home Society of North 
Carolina, Inc. The Society, a United 
Fund Program, is one of several agen- 
cies in the state offering this profes- 
sional help. 

Physical health, emotional and psy- 
chological effects, financial and legal 
factors are just a few among the mul- 
tiple considerations affecting the ex- 
pectant mother's decision. In many in- 
stances, the expectant father as well 
as one or both sets of grandparents 
desire objective counseling to help 
them sort out their feelings. The train- 
ing and professional experience of 
helping people confronted with these 
decisions equip the Society's casework 
staff to provide skilled counseling for 
the expectant mother and others closely 
involved in the situation. 

Additionally, the Society can also 
provide, when appropriate: 1) as- 
sistance to the expectant mother in 
planning for her living arrangements 
during pregnancy, 2) temporary resi- 
dential care for the baby while the 
mother is reaching a decision about his 
future, and 3) home-finding and adop- 
tive placement services for the child. 

Brochures describing these services 
may be obtained upon request from 
the Society's administrative office in 
Greensboro. Ministers or their parish- 
ioners may contact any of the Society's 
offices for further information or to ar- 
range an appointment: Asheville (Suite 
15-W, Doctor's Building, Doctor's Dr., 
28801; telephone 252-0293); Chapel 
Hill (Reap Building, 105 North Co- 
lumbia Street, 27514; telephone 929- 
4708); Charlotte (Suite 203; Cole 
Building, 207 Hawthorne Lane 28204; 
telephone 372- 3230); Greensboro 
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ville (Coffman Building, 315 Evans 
Street, 27834; telephone 752-5847); 
Laurinburg (P. O. Box 254, 28352; 
telephone 276-6334); Wilmington 
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77ze 7970 Penick Home Christmas 
tree — a seven- foot holly tree — is 
now growing on the Home's grounds. 
Inspecting it is Charles Dixon of 
Winston-Salem, president of the Resi- 
dents' Council. In an effort to com- 
plete the landscaping of the Home, 
residents have used live trees for three 
of its seven Christmases. 

New Board Members 

Mrs. Peter Katavolos and William 
P. Davis of Southern Pines, and the 
Rev. John C. Mott, rector of the 
Church of the Holy Cross, Chapel 
Hill, were elected to the board of the 
Episcopal Home for the Ageing at the 
recent Diocesan Convention in Dur- 

Re-elected for three -year board 
terms were the Hon. Francis O. Clark- 
son, Charlotte; Luther Lashmit, Win- 
ston-Salem; Robert L. Myers, Lexing- 
ton; the Rev. William L. Williams, 
rector, All Saints', Roanoke Rapids; 
and Mrs. Louise P. Dana, Dr. William 
F. Hollister, and Mrs. W. C. Ruffin, 
of Southern Pines. 

Penick Home 
Book on Ageing 

"The Need for a Specific Ministry 
to the Aged" — a book which sum- 
marizes a seminar held at the Penick 
Home in October of 1969 — is now 
available to people throughout the 

Diocese for $2 per copy. 

Published by the Episcopal Home 
for the Ageing in the Diocese of North 
Carolina, the book discusses the needs 
and problems of elderly citizens and 
specifies concrete ways in which these 
can be met by individuals and par- 

Included are papers presented dur- 
ing the seminar. Copies may be ob- 
tained by writing the Penick Home. 

Mother's Day, 1971... 
An Occasion for 
More than Roses 

Mother's Day will be an occasion 
for more than roses this year. 

Envelopes will be distributed in the 

Diocese for a special offering on that 
day — an offering earmarked to assist 
those many residents and patients at 
the Penick Home and St. Peter's Nurs- 
ing Center who are unable to pay the 
full cost of their care. 

Episcopal Home 
Included in Spring 
Garden Tour 

The Penick Home and St. Peter's 
Nursing Center are being included as 
an official part of the Spring Garden 
Tour held annually in Southern. Pines. 
The event, scheduled for April 14, 
will attract hundreds of visitors to the 
Home and its gardens. 

Men Around the House 

Several have asked if there are men 
living in the Penick Home. The an- 
swer is yes. At present there are five 
men residents: three are retired Epis- 
copal priests, one is a retired Army 
Colonel and one is a retired business 
man. Two of the men are married and 
share rooms with their wives. 

The three retired clergymen serve 

as unofficial chaplains of the home in 
addition to taking charge of Morning 
Prayer services at least once a week. 
They also meet with the administrator 
each month to discuss the spiritual 
needs of the residents. Because of their 
age, the retired clergy are able to 
provide real empathy for the residents 
and patients. 

Retired Episcopal clergymen living at 
the Penick Home help minister to the 
spiritual needs of the residents and 
patients. Meeting with the Rev. Robert 
W. McKewin, administrator (far right), 
are from left to right, The Rev. Canon 
Allen Person, who was ordained in St. 
Peter's Church, Charlotte in 1929 and 

who has served most of his active 
years in the Diocese of Lexington in 
Kentucky; the Rev. Jadi Levi Martin, 
who returned home to this Diocese in 
1941 after service in Hawaii; and the 
Rev. Howard Hartzell who has served 
in this Diocese since 1917. 



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:uss their own relationships in their marriages and to assist them in 
teriencing an opportunity for reflection, sharing, and discovery, 
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Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Grafton Cockrell, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Judith Sapp. 

Editorial Board 

May 1971 

No. 5 

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published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
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Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. 
Non-diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

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names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
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N. C, 27609. 

Three-Day Conference: 

Saint Augustine's Campus 
Hosts Urban Affairs Event 

RALEIGH — Lively discussions on 
some pressing problems of the cities 
highlighted the Second Annual Urban 
Affairs Conference conducted recently 
here on the campus of Saint Augus- 
tine's College. 

The three-day conference was 
opened by a keynote address made 
by Dr. Cameron West, state director 
of higher education at Raleigh whose 
subject was "The Role of Education 
in A City's Search for Survival." Dr. 
West stressed the need to reform the 
college curricula to prepare students 
better to think and to act to effect 
changes; the need for increased moral 
and financial support for colleges from 
all those who value the benefits of 
education; and the need for greater in- 
volvement and partnership through 
public service. 

Several sessions were held with ex- 
perts in many areas as discussants as 
follows: "Relationship of the Com- 
munity to the School" — Dr. Dorothy 
S. Williams, professor of Urban 
Science, Shaw University, Raleigh; Dr. 
Van S. Allen, associate project di- 
rector, Southern Region Education 
Board, Atlanta, Georgia; Dudley 
Flood, division of Human Relations, 
State Department of Public Instruc- 
tion, Raleigh; Dr. Stanley Smith, aca- 
demic dean, Fisk University, Nash- 
ville, Tennessee; Dr. Carl Dolce, dean, 
School of Education, North Carolina 
State University; Dr. Prezell R. Rob- 
inson, president, Saint Augustine's 
College. The student chairman was 
William T. Farrow. 

"Consumer Protection" — Eugene 
Hafer, assistant attorney general, Con- 
sumer Protection Division, Raleigh. 
Student chairman, Harold Jolley. 

"Community Relations in Law En- 
forcement" — Bill Knight, Raleigh 
Community Relations Committee, Ra- 
leigh; Ray Tucker, Planning Analy- 
sis, Department of Local Affairs, 
Division of Law and Order, Ra- 
leigh; William C. McKinney, India- 
napolis Model Cities Program, India- 
napolis, Indiana; Sergeant Marshburn, 
Raleigh Police Department. Student 
chairman, Miss Almetta Jones. 

"Over Population and its Effects on 
the Community" — Dr. William 

Flowers, associate director, Urban Af- 
fairs, North Carolina State University, 
Raleigh. Student chairman, William 
C. Jones. 

"The Law as an Instrument of So- 
cial Change" — Dr. John R. Larkins, 
associate director, North Carolina Pro- 
bation Commission, Raleigh; C. O. 
Williamson, director, Law Develop- 
ment and Prevention and Control, Ra- 
leigh; and James Lockett, head, De- 
partment of History and Government, 
Saint Augustine's College. Student 
chairman, Alfred Lucas. 

"Racism" — Joint Discussion — 
Dr. Howard Miller, chairman, depart- 
ment of Psychology, North Carolina 
State University; William C. McKin- 
ney, Indianapolis Model Cities Pro- 
gram; William Jessup, executive sec- 
retary, Raleigh Community Relations 
Committee. Student chairman, Miss 
Carolyn Jones. 

"How do the Poor Survive" — 
Mrs. Linda Johnson, social service de- 
partment, Raleigh; Mrs. Dorothy Allen, 
executive director, Wake Opportunity, 
Raleigh. Student chairman, Miss Mary 
R. Holley. 

"Pollution and Its Effect on the 
Community" — Richard Denning, in- 
structor of Economics, Saint Augus- 
tine's College; Dr. Spalding, Research; 
Triangle, National Environmental 
Health, Raleigh. Student chairman, 
Reginald Currie. 

"Venereal Disease" — Mr. Mize, 
Wake County Health Department, Ra-j 
leigh. Kenneth Wendell Smalls, student 

"Urban Renewal and Black Re- 
moval" — Joint Discussion — Dr. 
Jacqueline Jackson, professor ofj 
Medical Sociology, Duke Medical 
Center, Durham; Mrs. Dorothy Allen, 
executive director, Wake Opportunity, 
Raleigh; Alexander Hooper, senior of 
Shaw University; William C. McKin- 
ney, Indianapolis Model Cities Pro- 
gram. Student chairman, Miss Gloria 
Jean Durham. 

The sessions were well represented 
by Saint Augustine's students, Mere- 
dith College and other schools. Ques- 
tions and answers were enthusiasti- 
cally engaged in by the students. 

The Churchman 

'Example Of Lord Leads Into Unpopular, Perilous Situations: 

Bishop Hines Airs Views At Charlotte 

Christ Church, Charlotte 

CHARLOTTE — The role of the 
Christian in a revolutionary age was 
described by the Rt. Rev. John E. 
Hines when he delivered the final lec- 
ture in a six-week Lenten School of 
Christian Study at Christ Church in 

Speaking on the topic, "What is the 
Future of the Episcopal Church?" the 
Presiding Bishop declared that a Chris- 
tian's role today should "demonstrate 
the Christian style of life as it seeks to 
counter the injustices that enslave men 
and society, and help to create the 
relationships that will free men up." 

Developing his theme, Bishop Hines 
said the Christian style of life should 
be cultivated "to a point where it can 
be a radiant, transforming and radiat- 
ing influence." But he concluded that 
when a Christian permits the Spirit of 
Christ to transform a common man 
into an uncommon man, he "be both 
prepared and willing to pay the cost." 

This he described as being "pre- 
pared to be a lonely spearhead, will- 
ing to follow the example of his Lord 
into unpopular and even perilous 
situations, where his only support may 
well be his own conscience, and the 
cross-centered promises of God." 

During the discussion period Bishop 
Hines said society stands in danger of 
dissolution unless the church leads so- 
cial institutions into reforms, and 
quickly. "I really think it's a race be- 
tween the revolutionary forces in the 
world today and the . . . forces of 
stability and balance and whether or 
not these institutions can achieve the 
flexibility and ability to change. . . ." 

In this country, he said, most insti- 
tutions are saying, 'let's keep on doing 
what we've been doing, only better.' 

"Unfortunately, for some people the 
normal political and social structures 
are less sensitive now to the profound 
human needs existing than they seem 
to have been in the past. 

"Unless a society is able to forget 
itself . . . able to throw its institutions 
into the breach and make sacrifices for 
the total welfare of the people, then 
that society can't survive," he con- 

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copal Church, Bishop Hines has been 
dedicated to involving the Church in 
the central issues of the day. 

Replying to a question during a 
Charlotte news conference, he said 
that "because of its more radical un- 
derstanding of mission in the past few 
years," the Church has been con- 
cerned to see that racial minorities 
are "empowered in society so they can 
make their own way and do their own 
thing, stand on their own feet, and 
achieve a place in this democratic so- 

"I think this is a central issue with 
which the Church has to be con- 
cerned," he continued. "While the 
Church is a channel for the revelation 
of God and God's love in the world, 
God's love in the world has to do with 
people and with the justice and free- 
dom which they could achieve." 

Asked about opposition to General 

Motors continuing to do business in 
South Africa, Bishop Hines said that to 
continue would support the regime of 
the South African government which 
he said is "repressive, particularly in 
its policy of apartheid in relation to 
the races in South Africa . . . and that 
as long as people who have economic 
means support the government with 
money, employment policies, and in- 
vestments both of people and finances 
in South Africa, then just so long will 
the governmental policy strengthen it- 
self. And therefore it will be a long 
time before the injustices which are 
under it will be healed." 

When the interviewer asked how 
concerned the Episcopal Church is 
with the situation involving Soviet Jews 
in Russia, and Israel's existence in the 
Middle East, Bishop Hines pointed out 
that no official position had yet been 
taken by the Executive Council. 

He added, however, "this does not 
mean we are not concerned about 
anything which affects minority groups 
wherever they are, and especially are 
we concerned about any anti-Semitism 
which may rear its head, whether it's 
in the United States or the Soviet 
Union." And he expressed confidence 
that the Episcopal Church would en- 
dorse doing whatever it could, "both 
in terms of people and money, in or- 
der to aid those people who are being 

Previous lectures during the Lenten 
School of Christian Study at Christ 
Church included the topics, "The 
Moral Dilemmas I Face When I Get 
Out of Bed Tomorrow," delivered by 
John C. Fletcher, director of Inter- 
faith Associates in Metropolitan Theo- 
logical Education, Washington, D. C; 
"Will Our Cities Devour Us?" de- 
livered by Dr. Richard S. Gordon, 
vice president of Monsanto Co. of St. 
Louis; "Youth . . . Impossible Revolu- 
tion?" delivered by the Rev. Charles 
A. Perry, Canon to the Ordinary and 
Executive Officer of the Diocese of 
Washington; "Black Frustration . . . 
Continuing Dilemma," delivered by 
J. Metz Rollins, Jr., executive director 
of the National Committee of Black 
Churchmen; and "Medical Decisions 
. . . Who Shall Live?" delivered by Dr. 
Harmon L. Smith, associate professor 
of Moral Theology at Duke University. 

May 1971 


An Inner View Of St. Mary's 'Renewal' 

Editor's Note: The following 
article about St. Mary's Junior 
College at Raleigh is written by 
a senior member of the student 
body of the Raleigh institution. 
She is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ernest Stallings of Raleigh. 
St. Mary's received $7,000 from 
the Diocese in the 1971 budget. 

Special to the Churchman 

RALEIGH — The real renewal of 
St. Mary's is a phenomenon that oc- 
curs each September as old girls, new 
girls, faculty, and administrators unite 
in activites and in spirit. This close 
union of the often divergent worlds of 
youth and adulthood, academics and 
religion, results in that unique St. 
Mary's atmosphere of growing love 
and understanding. The interaction of 
all of these forces creates the very spe- 
cial intangible aura of "the St. Mary's 
girl." Herein lies the true life and re- 
newal of St. Mary's. 

However, for these intangible real- 
ities of St. Mary's to continue, some 
concrete realities must be dealt with. 
Perhaps most obvious is the necessity 
of revitalizing St. Mary's physical 
plant. Several of the present buildings 
must be restored, new buildings must 
be constructed, and all must be ade- 
quately maintained to provide suitable 
facilities for quality education. Another 
basic need is that of obtaining more 
appropriate salaries for the highly- 
qualified and dedicated St. Mary's fac- 
ulty. Only by doing so can St. Mary's 
hope to maintain her present outstand- 
ing staff and her resultant academic 
excellence. In turn, St. Mary's will also 
continue to attract the finest students 
available. A closely related problem is 
that of St. Mary's deficient scholar- 
ship aid. It must be kept in mind that 
many of the most deserving young 
women lack the means to attend St. 
Mary's. Funds must therefore be pro- 
vided for those financially unable to 
enroll as well as for those who have 
attained the highest degree of 

For this extensive undertaking a 
projected sum of $7.5 million has been 
estimated. Happily, $1,100,000 has 
been pledged to date. The family of 
Mr. and Mrs. Norvin K. Dickerson of 
Monroe granted the first portion of 
this amount — $300,000. An addi- 

. . . Reports on Realities 

tional $200,000 was contributed by 
Alice McKenzie Ragland (Mrs. Wil- 
liam Trent, Sr.), Mr. W. Trent Rag- 
land, and Mr. William McKenzie Rag- 
land of Raleigh. Another $400,000 was 
anonymously given, and the balance 
was donated by members of the Board 
of Trustees and the administration. 

Thus the plan for St. Mary's Decade 
of Renewal has been given life. The 
Day Students' house, which is to be 
refurbished, has already been moved 
in order to construct a new classroom 
building near Kenan Library. The next 
action will come in the form of a home 
on campus for the chaplain, a 200- 
resident dormitory, a physical edu- 
cation center, a student union, the 
restoration of St. Mary's historical 
buildings, and a comprehensive fine 
arts building. As a result, St. Mary's 
will be enabled to continue and even 
to improve her very special education- 
al role — to provide our country with 
talented, refined christian women as 
she prepares them physically, mental- 
ly, and spiritually for a happy and 
useful life. 

It is no wonder that a St. Mary's 
education is so comprehensive, stimu- 
lating, and worthwhile, when one con- 
siders the wide scope of academic 
training and personal experience of the 
St. Mary's faculty. This source of tal- 
ent, knowledge, and vitality is certainly 
exemplified by the 11 most recent ad- 
ditions to the St. Mary's Staff. 

The Rev. Henry Witten comes to 
St. Mary's from Virginia Theological 
Seminary, assuming the newly-cre- 
ated administrative office of Director 
of Development and College Rela- 

tions. Mr. Witten holds a B.S. degree 
in Education from Baldwin Wallace 
College in Cleveland, Ohio and a 
B.D. degree from Virginia Theological 
Seminary. He also has served in the 
U. S. Army for three years as a staff 
sergeant. He assumes the tremendous 
task of planning and activating pro- 
grams for the present and future de- 
velopment of St. Mary's. In conjunc- 
tion with this responsibility, he is con- 
cerned with public relations and alum- 
nae affairs. 

St. Mary's welcomed the Rev. Rob- 
ert Bryan Hobgood as her new chap- 
lain this year. Mr. Hobgood holds a 
B.A. in history and sociology from 
the University of Florida and a B.D. 
degree from the Virginia Theological 
Seminary. He was ordained to the 
Episcopal priesthood at St. John's Ca- 
thedral in Jacksonville, Florida. After 
serving as associate rector at St. Mark's 
Episcopal Church in Jacksonville for 
two years, Mr. Hobgood came to St. 
Mary's as chaplain and also to in- 
struct classes in Christian ethics, 
Old Testament, and New Testament. 
Bringing youth and enthusiasm to 
his new position, Mr. Hobgood hopes 
to draw the St. Mary's community even 
closer together through a developing, 
personal communication between the 
individual and the Chaplain. By means 
of this open communication, with the 
chapel as the focal point for meeting, 
Mr. Hobgood feels that the students 
will be better able to "formulate their 
own code of ethics and to gain insight 
into their view of Christian faith." 

St. Mary's also added a new direc- 
tor of guidance to its staff this year. 
Mrs. Richard W. Dosher, formerly a 
student and later a math instructor at 
St. Mary's, now holds this newly-cre- 
ated post. Already having earned a 
B.S. degree in mathematics at UNC- 
CH, Mrs. Dosher received her guid- 
ance training in 1970 at NCSU, earn- 
ing an M. Ed degree in guidance and 
personnel services. Responsible for 
academic, personal, and vocational 
counseling, Mrs. Dosher is directly in- 
volved with students and faculty. Mrs. 
Dosher points out that for the first 
time in St. Mary's history "necessary 
records and pertinent data (are) 
available to assist students in planning 
their college and vocational ca- 
reers." Mrs. Dosher is also emphasiz- 
ing education in drug use and abuse 


The Churchman 

NEW BISHOP VISITS OXFORD— For Bishop Clarence E. Hobgood of the 
Episcopal Church and his wife, Nelle, their visit to Oxford recently was like a 
homecoming. Rev. Harrison Simons, right, and the congregation and guests of 
St. Stephen's Church extended a warm welcome. A Granville native, Bishop 
Hobgood conducted his initial service of confirmation in St. Sephen's, the 
church in which he himself had been ordained and in which his daughter was 
baptized. Bishop Hobgood is the newly-consecrated suffragan bishop of the 
armed forces. (Photo courtesy of the Oxford Public Ledger.) 

as well as guidance in the develop- 
ment of study habits. 

St. Mary's foreign language depart- 
ment gained three new faculty mem- 
bers: Dr. Delores Lado, Mrs. Dav- 
id J. Werman, and Mademoiselle Cath- 
erine Clement. Dr. Lado, whose home- 
land is northwestern Spain, has a wide- 
ly varied academic background. She 
first received the Licenciatura in mod- 
ern languages (English) from the Uni- 
versity of Madrid. Afterwards she 
earned a M.A. degree in American 
History and a Ph.D. in Spanish Litera- 
ture from the University of Florida.